History of the United States Supreme Court Series: Taney, Chase, and Waite – New!

The History of the United States Supreme Court Series:
The Heroic Courts and the Advent of the Classical Courts –
Taney, Chase, and Waite – New!

6 sessions • 9 hours

Covering the history of the Supreme Court of the U.S., from its creation in 1789 to today, this series focuses on the historical aspect of this branch of government. Includes an analysis of the political, sociological, and economic forces concerning the Court while the segments, each of which are free standing, focus on specific eras. No prerequisite required; participants may enjoy the entire series or individual segments.

This session focuses on the Heroic Courts and the Advent of the Classical Courts: Taney, Chase and Waite.

Instructor: James (Jim) Baer’s former students at Ursinus College referred to him as “intelligent, motivating, friendly, very funny, very experienced,” and said he was, “the best teacher ever hired.” A graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, Jim has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 1969 and was also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He was a trial lawyer in private practice until 2001 when he returned to his alma mater, Ursinus College, and created the college’s Center for Legal Studies. There, Jim taught a variety of courses utilizing a unique blend of Socratic Method and open class discussion.

The History of the United States Supreme Court Series:
The Heroic Courts and the Advent of the Classical Courts –
Taney, Chase, and Waite – New!

ILR947 • 5-digit: 18764
Monday • 10/28-12/9 (No class 11/25) • 2:00-3:30 PM
Student Center (H Building) • Room H263
Tuition: $40 | Fee: $79 | Total: $119
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only


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