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Stanford Law Students Get Early Supreme Court Duty

Publication Date: 
March 15, 2006
Source: 
New York Times
Author: 
Michael Falcone

The "New York Times" quotes Professor Paul Goldstein, Professor Pamela Karlan and Stanford Law students about their experiences at the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

"The most important lessons we try to teach aren't actually about how to write a cert petition or how to conduct a Supreme Court oral argument," Mr. Goldstein said. "It is much more about the process of litigating a case at a very high level, against very talented adversaries, and in front of a very well prepared bench."

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Professor Karlan said that students might initially not want to work on a bankruptcy case or an intricate provision of a federal law. But, she said, "When they actually worked on those issues, they loved it."