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Spring 2020

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
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   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
Course Delivery:

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: Required
    Author: Richard Wydick & Amy E. Sloan
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 6th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1531006990

Additional Materials:
Any other edition is acceptable  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Review the first four chapters and do the exercises in those chapters.

    Plain English for Lawyers
    Carolina Academic Press
    Richard Wydick & Amy E. Sloan
    6th Edition
    ISBN 978-1531006990

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