Course Description

LAW 725 - Supreme Court Clinic

In this course students work on real cases before the United States Supreme Court, while learning how the Court selects and decides its cases and how lawyers shape their arguments.  Our work consists primarily of drafting certiorari petitions and amicus briefs, and sometimes we get to draft merits briefs as well.  Most of our cases involve criminal procedure issues, but in past years we've also had cases involving issues in a wide range of other areas of law. 

The work in this clinic is entirely research and writing.  This is a good course for students interested in developing those skills, but it is not a good course for students primarily interested in interacting with clients or appearing in court.

Course credit: 5 units
Limited to 6 students

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Stuart Banner /
Fred Rowley, Jr.
17S 725 LEC 1 T 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 5.0 No No
Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Fred Rowley, Jr. /
Stuart Banner
15S 725 LEC 1 W 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 5.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline 10/27/14 at noon.
Stuart Banner /
Fred Rowley, Jr.
16S 725 LEC 1 T 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 5.0 No No
Enrollment determined through experiential course registration process conducted last summer.
Categories
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Civil Litigation; Criminal Law and Procedure; Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession;