Supervised research and writing on legal questions currently being litigated by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Discussion of and readings on past litigation campaigns in the areas of schools, welfare and capital punishment. Presentation of "dry runs" of actual cases to be argued in the Supreme Court and courts of appeals. Students undertake factual and legal research, participate in the formulation of strategies for arguing cases in the Supreme Court and other tribunals, and prepare draft briefs and memoranda of law. Regular class sessions are held, at which each student receives criticism and direction on research and written work.