April 13 – April 15, 2018

The Supreme Court’s 2017-18 Term

Washington, DC
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One of our Weekend Seminars. Hertog will provide lodging, travel, and meals.

The Supreme Court’s 2017-18 term could be the most consequential term in decades, as justices consider major cases involving religious liberty, immigration, cell phone privacy, voting rights, and gerrymandering. In this weekend seminar, students will consider two key cases from this momentous term, with a view toward understanding how politics and law interact, the different approaches to constitutional judgment and rhetoric, and the impact of the Court’s decisions on American lives.

This seminar will be taught by Adam White, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and executive director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

Time and Location
This weekend seminar will take place in Washington, DC. It is a full-time commitment for Friday–Sunday, with required sessions in the morning, afternoon, and some evenings.





  • Olmstead v. United States (1928)
  • Statement of the Case, Cert. Petition, Carpenter v. U.S.
  • Amicus Brief, Technology Companies
  • Amicus Brief, Prof. Orin Kerr


  • Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
  • Quill v. North Dakota (1992)
  • Cert. Petition, Wayfair Inc.



  • Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
  • Quill v. North Dakota (1992)
  • Cert. Petition, Wayfair Inc.

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