Contemporary Supreme Court Cases

Welcome to Contemporary Supreme Court Cases

Please read the syllabus in full before the first class — it is long but you will need to be across all of this information. The first 2 pages are the syllabus, the following 7 pages are the proposed schedule — the first class is your opportunity to shape this schedule.

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases syllabus 2017


This is an example of very good presentation — yours does not need to be so long:

Exemplar CSCC Presentation


My slides for our first class:

CSCC Intro class 2017


Here is the schedule, with the cases chosen in the first class, along with student case assignments — this has been updated after the add/drop period:

Case list 2017 final




Final class: interruptions slides


Exemplar papers:

CSCC oral argument 3 credit paper

Supreme Court Cases Paper 3credit

CSCC – Paper – Orals

Contemporary SCOTUS Paper – Agenda

CSCC Paper – decision-making