Course Description

LAW 724 - First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic

The First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic will file friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of nonprofits in a wide range of First Amendment cases. Students will work in teams of two or three on each brief, and will likely work on three briefs this way per semester. Because these are real briefs on behalf of real clients, with real responsibility and real deadlines, students will be expected to devote a lot of time to their projects during some weeks, and likely less during other weeks (for an average of about 12 out-of-class hours per week). All briefs will be subject to the instructor’s final editorial control (since, as the Counsel of Record, he will bear responsibility for them). Enrollment will be by application.

Prerequisite: Either having taken First Amendment law, or committing to reading through a First Amendment casebook over the Summer.


 

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
TBD 14F 724 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 1.0 No No
Eugene Volokh 15S 724 LEC 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline TBD at noon.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eugene Volokh 13F 724 LEC 1 T 5:00 PM - 6:50 PM 4.0 No No
Requisite: either having taken First Amendment law, or committing to reading thorugh a First Amendment casebook over the summer. Application required to enroll; deadline July 9, 2013.
Eugene Volokh 14S 724 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 8.0 No No
Categories
Skills Courses; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Research, Writing, & Legal Scholarship;