CURRENT AND RECENT LITIGATION AGAINST THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH: LESSONS AND EXAMPLES
(LAWJ-4027) - 2 UNITS

This course will examine the unprecedented wave of litigation related
to actions of the current Presidential Administration. In the last three years,
Plaintiffs have challenged the legality of the Administration?s various travel
bans, its orders regarding military service by transgender individuals, its
addition of a question about citizenship on the U.S. Census, its consistent
refusal to respond to Congressional subpoenas, and much more. This seminar
will examine many of these important cases to see how high-stakes legal
practice is being conducted right now and to understand how important legal
rules and policies change and evolve in real-time.

Assignments and evaluations will focus on the practical, fast-moving
nature of high-stakes legal practice. Students will be required to draft legal
memos, emails, and blog posts reacting to, explaining, and analyzing novel
legal issues. And students will be required to step into the shoes of both
challenger and defender of particular laws or policies.

Prerequisites:
Administrative Law (LAWM-4004)  (can be taken concurrently)