The docket of cases and the calendar for oral arguments on Friday, June 9, 2006, are now posted on the website of the Evergreen Supreme Court.


Self Evaluations. As I announced in class on Monday, you need to turn in a self evaluation to me on Friday, June 9. This need not be the final draft, but I do need it before I write my evaluation of you. To submit your self evaluation to me, insert it into the envelope containing your case briefs. Also insert into that envelope the folder that will contain the forms that you will fill out as you observe the oral arguments in four cases (those for which you will be neither a presenting counsel nor a a justice). By the end of evaluation week, I will need the final draft of your Self Evaluation on the official form, signed.

For this program, I am not requiring that you submit a copy of your self evaluation for your transcript. However, if you wish to do so, you must submit it to the Office of Registration and Records yourself.

Faculty Evaluation of Student. You need to have an evaluation conference with me. On Friday, June 9, I will circulate an evaluation appointment schedule. If you are unable to schedule an appointment next week, please let me know so that I can make alternate plans with you.

Student Evaluation of Faculty. You need to write an evaluation of me. You need to put it on the official form (see below for link to Evaluation Procedures and forms). You need to sign it. You should bring this evaluation to your evaluation conference. If for some reason you prefer to submit the faculty evaluation to the program secretary to hold until I have submitted my evaluation of you, you may do so. Please note that I will not release my evaluation of you until you have submitted a faculty evaluation either to me or to the program secretary.

For more information about Evaluation procedures and forms, go to:

Reminder: On Friday, May 5, between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 8, from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., there will be half-hour joint co-counsel conferences with the Chief Justice of the Evergreen Supreme Court. You should arrive promptly at your appointed time. Pleases bring the preliminary outline of your part of the Argument in your case.

The Evergreen Supreme Court has approved the co-counsel teams that will present oral arguments in the Court's spring term. The co-counsel teams are listed immediately after each case summary in the Court's announcement of cases that were granted a writ of certiorari this term. Please report any errors to the Chief Justice. The citation to each case is provided in red text. A link to the Westlaw Campus website, where you can use that citation to find and download your case, is on the Evergreen Supreme Court's Virtual Law Library site.

Good news! We are rid of the noisy D1107 classroom for our Friday 10:00 to 12:30 case analysis session! We have been given A3109, one of the seminar rooms, for that session. With some rearranging of the tables, that room will be much better than the workshop room with the noisy ventilation system. Changes have been to the SYLLABUS Word file and the SCHEDULE page on our program website to reflect the change.

For the assigned dates when you will co-facilitate a Wednesday seminar, see the STUDENTS page on our course website.

On that page please take note also of the change in the "A - M" and "N -Z" designations in the syllabus for carefully crafting seminar questions and writing them on the blackboard:

In Seminar Group A, substitute "Alexander - Kretz" for "A - M" and "Mitchel - Yu" for "N - Z" and in Seminar Group B, substitute "Blake - Hornbeck" for "A - M" and "Kleimenhagen - Yelken" for "N - Z".