The Supreme Court and Major Topics in U.S. Law

I. July 3–July 14, 2023
II. July 17–July 28, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 8:00–11:00 a.m. or 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Stacy Veeder

“I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about law. I learned to look at political topics from more of a legal standpoint in order to find the best and most realistic solutions to prominent issues." — From a program course evaluation 

Course Descriptions

This course examines the United States Supreme Court and several of the major social and legal issues over which it has jurisdiction. Beginning with a brief introduction on how cases are heard by the Supreme Court, we proceed to a wide-ranging look inside America's most hotly debated cases and the issues that shape them. Covering both the substantive and the procedural law, students learn how to identify legitimate arguments for and against each topic and gain an understanding of constitutional challenges and limitations.

Topics under consideration may include privacy rights, freedom of speech, LGBTQ rights and the determination of sex and gender, abortion rights, the death penalty, legalization of marijuana, voting rights, gun control, and coronavirus-related issues.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

Please note, this course may have multiple classes being offered in a particular session. Students should only register for one class and with one call number.

To view detailed information on a particular offering, click on the call number to be directed to the Directory of Classes catalogue.

Session 1 Classes

  • SUPR0101 (D01) | Call Number: 10549

Session 2 Classes

  • SUPR0101 (D02) | Call Number: 10550

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


Stacy Veeder

Stacy Veeder's research and teaching focus is on human rights, law and society, and genocide studies, having completed a masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany. Stacy has performed research through fellowships with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Claims Conference Saul Kagan Fellowship, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, and Northwestern University's Holocaust Educational Foundation Summer Institute. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, a Lecturer at SUNY Albany, and held a position within the United Nations Department of Political Affairs where she performed research in international law and human rights. Stacy is currently studying for a JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she will serve as President of the Cardozo International Law Society next year. Stacy is currently developing courses in political science and history, specifically on the Supreme Court, law and society, and extremism in the United States.

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