Exam Type: No Exam
Students will be required to submit one or two very short "reaction emails" based on the readings.
What makes a case great? Why do some cases take on a life of their own, requiring study and comment from every angle by generation after generation of lawyers, law professors, law students and students of the Supreme Court? In this reading group, we shall focus on great cases over the course of the history of the Court -- Marbury, Brown, Roe v. Wade, Loving, Miranda, Gideon, and others. The predominant focus will be to discuss the historical context surrounding these cases and dissect them in a manner that will inform their role in the Court's history. The majority of the readings will be the cases.
Note: Meeting dates are as follows: September 6, 13, 20, October 11, 25, and November 1.