History 411 (Honors)


Understanding The Mock Court Schedule


The Mock Court schedule on the syllabus may appear overwhelming at first glance, but it's based on two pretty simple principles: (1) case briefs are generally due two class days before the oral argument will take place; and (2) per curiam and dissenting opinions are due two--or sometimes three--class days after the oral argument. Note that class days are not the same as calendar days.

To illustrate how this will work, look at the assigned cases for class member "A" on the syllabus excerpt below.

Case briefs:

Per curiam opinions:

When all else fails, double check with the teacher. Remember that missed deadlines will be penalized heavily.

[ HI411 Course Syllabus ]

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Last revised: April 18, 2004