SCOTUS in the Classroom Cases
Each SCOTUS Term, Street Law selects the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases as our SCOTUS in the Classroom Cases. Teachers are encouraged to hold moot courts or mini-moot courts of the case the same weeks that the Supreme Court hears arguments, giving students the opportunity to follow discussion and analysis in the news and listen to or read a transcript of the actual oral arguments at the Court.
We release each SCOTUS in the Classroom case in the days or weeks leading up to its oral argument. We provide a case summary and links to case briefs, news articles, oral argument recording and transcript, and the opinion of the Court (after the decision is handed down).
Cases from the recent Term:
- Kennedy v. Bremerton School District (argued April 25, 2022, decided June 27, 2022)
- Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (argued December 1, 2021, decided June 24, 2022)
- New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen (argued November 3, 2021, decided June 23, 2022)
- United States v. Tsarnaev (argued October 13, 2021, decided March 4, 2022)
Conducting moot Courts and mini-moot courts:
- Classroom Guide to Moot Courts
- Mini-Moot Courts Resource Bundle and Video
- Moot Courts and the Common Core