The U.S. Supreme Court and the 2023-2024 Term


This course will examine the cases decided by the Supreme Court in its most recent term. Students will be encouraged to not only understand the reasoning the Court explicitly employs in deciding the case, but to also consider extra-legal reasons for decisions and the implications of those decisions.




Links to the cases will be provided on the Justia Law site or on other sites as appropriate. For students not familiar with how the Court functions and how to read a case, there will be supplemental materials provided prior to the first class. In addition, a small amount of time will be set aside at the end of the first few classes to answer questions on the Supreme Court. ​

About the Instructor

Kevin Hart has been a long-time student and observer of the Supreme Court, beginning as an undergraduate Political Science major at Allegheny College. As a newsletter journalist in Washington, D.C. he covered the Supreme Court for a number of years, both attending oral arguments and writing reports of the cases when they were decided. He taught Health Law for five years in the MPH program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, and is a lawyer (retired) admitted to the bars in Pennsylvania and New York, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court bar.


Kevin Hart



9:30-11:00 a.m.
8-week course begins 9/12



On Zoom