Judicial Politics & the Supreme Court at Cal Poly
Get an in-depth look into the legal profession and parts of the judicial system
Summer Springboard program located on the campus of Cal Poly SLO
Residential Tuition :
SESSION 1: June 25, 2023 - July 7, 2023
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA
In the program at Cal Poly SLO, students will focus on the current American judicial politics involving the U.S. Supreme Court. This course cover the internal politics of the legal profession, examine law school admissions and teaching methodologies; issues and challenges within the profession; explore how judges are selected; analyze the economic realities of dispute resolution; and, the influences of judicial decisions, with particular attention on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Meet your instructor
Trial Law Cal Poly SLO
Allen Settle is the former 4-term former mayor of the City of San Luis Obispo and is currently serving his fifth term as a City Councilmember. He also serves on the SLO Airport Land Use Commission (he is an aircraft owner and pilot), the Local Agency Formation Commission (in charge of county- and city land use entity), and the League of Cities Revenue and Taxation Committee.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Students will get a chance to visit a local courtroom, meet with local law enforcement, and tour the prestigious Law Library within the historic Robert E. Kennedy library.
There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons of each week are dedicated to students' course-specific academic excursion, guest speaker, or activity.