Part 4 – Mock Trials

NB: The mock trial schedule and preparation guide is available here.

week 13: Mon Nov 23 & Wed Nov 25

A team of students will argue a case about same sex marriage.

reading – Obergefell v. Hegdes (2015) 

text of the opinion [PDF]

oral argument [link]

petitioner’s brief [PDF – PDF]

respondent’s brief [PDF – PDF]

more materials about the case [link]

week 14: Mon Nov 30 & Wed Dec 2

A team of students will argue a case about abortion.

reading – Roe v. Wade (1973)

text of the opinion [link]

oral argument [link]

week 15: Mon Dec 7 & Wed Dec 9

A team of students will argue a case about Obama care.

reading – National Fed. of Ind. Business v. Sebelius (2012)

parsing the opinion [video]

text of opinion [PDF]

oral argument [link]

petitioner’s brief [PDF]

respondent’s brief [PDF]

more materials about the case [link]

week 16: Mon Dec 14

Final overview of the course.

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