Supreme Court Clinic

In UCLA's Supreme Court Clinic, students and faculty work together on real cases before the United States Supreme Court. The clinic represents clients who otherwise would not have the resources to pursue cases before the Court.

Students help to research and draft petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits. When clinic cases are argued before the court, students often travel to Washington, D.C., to observe.

Some of our recent cases include Murphy v. Smith, 138 S. Ct. 784 (2018); Matal v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 1744 (2017); Nelson v. Colorado, 137 S. Ct. 1249 (2017); Utah v. Strieff, 136 S. Ct. 2056 (2016); Torres v. Lynch, 136 S. Ct. 1619 (2016); Betterman v. Montana, 136 S. Ct. 1609 (2016); and Heffernan v. City of Paterson, 136 S. Ct. 1412 (2016).

UCLA Law faculty experts from a range of disciplines participate in writing briefs and preparing for arguments.

Attorneys from around the country have turned to the clinic for support. Attorneys who would like the clinic's assistance with any aspect of Supreme Court practice may contact clinic director Stuart Banner, the Norman Abrams Professor of Law at UCLA.

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