Date Submitted: Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:01:03 GMT

LAW 469 v00 : Supreme Court Litigation Seminar

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dba4 Ayer, Donald
LAW 469 v00: Supreme Court Litigation Seminar
Supreme Court Litigation Seminar
Th 3:30-5:30p
Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program, including Constitutional Law I: The Federal System (or Democracy and Coercion), prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties. Federal Courts and the Federal System is helpful, but not required.


FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class.

Students will attend three Supreme Court Institute moot courts over the course of the semester. Most will be held at the usual class time, but it is possible that one or more may be scheduled on a Friday afternoon (1:00 p.m. or later). Availability to attend at these times is a class requirement except for other class conflicts.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Donald B. Ayer is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day and is the firm's most experienced Supreme Court lawyer, with 19 arguments before the Court. He has argued more than 60 other appeals. His experience covers subject areas ranging from criminal appeals to business torts to a wide range of constitutional and technical statutory and regulatory issues. He also has been lead counsel in 20 federal court jury trials.

Professor Ayer previously served as the Deputy Attorney General and Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California. He has served as President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court in Washington, D.C. Professor Ayer currently teaches a course in Supreme Court Advocacy at Georgetown University Law Center and Duke University Law School.

Professor Ayer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (appellate practice), Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Chambers USA (National Appellate), and Washingtonian Magazine's Best Lawyers in Washington (Supreme Court). He is a member of the ALI, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is chair of the Publications Committee of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

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