Supreme Court & Precedent

Greg Sakall
Wednesdays 6 PM - 8 PM
November 1, 8, 15, 29, and December 6, 2023
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Supreme Court & Precedent

Fall 2023
In Session
6 PM - 8 PM
November 1, 8, 15, 29, and December 6, 2023

Course Format: 



Main Campus



This course continues the exploration of the United States Supreme Court and its role in deciding fundamental social questions. After an introductory class on the Court, we will focus on landmark cases involving race in education, abortion, Second Amendment, and election law. Readings will include edited versions of the Court's opinions. The final class will preview the Court's 2023-2024 term. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the Court's power, function, and role as part of the larger government and appreciate whether and when we should accede to the Court's interpretation of the Constitution.

Registration Will Open Online:
Monday, August 7, 2023, at 8 AM (AZ Time)

Meet Your Professor

Superior Court Judge
James E. Rogers College of Law

GREG SAKALL is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Arizona. He is also a Superior Court Judge in Pima County. He teaches undergraduate and law school courses. He has received a Professor of Practice teaching award from the students at the law school, as well as a Ted & Shirley Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award, Humanities Series Program in 2019 and 2021. Before joining the bench, he was a practicing attorney in Tucson for 12 years

  • Ted and Shirley Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award


  • All classes will be delivered on-campus and online via live video streaming. Students will enroll in their preferred format during registration.
  • On-Campus classes will be held in the Rubel Room at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center (1508 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721). Enrollment for in-person classes is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. All students enrolled to attend in person also have complete online access and may choose to attend one or all class sessions remotely if desired.
  • Online students may attend all classes via live video streaming and will be able to participate in all course Q&A sessions with the professor in real-time. A high-speed internet connection and a device capable of running Zoom are required to connect. Online access will be password protected and only available to enrolled students.
  • Class Recordings - All HSP classes are recorded and available for every enrolled student to watch for the duration of the course and one month after the last class session. This option is offered to aid students who cannot attend the live class times but desire to enroll and participate asynchronously. We hope this option also aids students who are traveling or have a necessary appointment that conflicts with a class session to stay connected and engaged with the course material.


Poetry Center
Dorothy Rubel Room
1508 E Helen
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Located on the SE corner of Helen Street and Vine Avenue, one block north of Speedway and three blocks west of Campbell Ave.

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