University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2019

Course Description
The 10th Justice is a seminar in which you will have the opportunity to research and understand, in depth, a Supreme Court case of your choice. You will then write an opinion which concurs or dissents from the majority. The class will explore the elements of opinion writing, including research of the supporting briefs and other pertinent information in writing your opinion. You will also apply doctrine as appropriate within multiple fields and subject areas. To assist you in formulating your arguments, you will have an opportunity to present your case before your fellow “Justices.”

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-17-2019 - 04-23-2019   R  3:30 PM-6:20 PM F300

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Method of Evaluation: Final Paper (written opinion with supporting documents).
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Plain English for Lawyers
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Optional
    Author: Richard Wydick
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 0890892563

Additional Materials:
PDF version will be attached to First Assignment  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please log in to Professor Fenton's Website for your syllabus and course requirements.

    Plain English for Lawyers Carolina Academic Press Richard Wydick 2nd Edition ISBN # 0-89089-256-3 Paperback Optional

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    PDF version of the course book was emailed to the class.

    10th Justice Syllabus Fenton Spring 2019.pdf



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4275
Office: G374