Constitutional Scholar Visits Gann's Supreme Court Class

Constitutional scholar and law professor at Fordham Law School Jed Shugerman visited Gann Academy's Supreme Court class this week to discuss Marbury v Madison, the 1803 Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review in the United States.

"The Supreme Court course at Gann is unique in that students don't just read and analyze influential court cases, but debate and re-try them," said Yoni Kadden, teacher and History Department Chair. By re-trying the case, students think deeply about the law, government, and the American constitutional system. And, as Kadden puts it, "Having a constitutional scholar of Professor Shugerman's acumen helping students think through their ideas, on such a high level, is an incredibly rewarding experience."

The impact of Shugerman's visit was felt far beyond the walls of the classroom. "Students continued the conversation long after class ended, in the halls and via email," explained Kadden. "It was truly a remarkable activity." 

Shugerman is the author of The People's Courts, published by Harvard University Press, and the recent amicus brief in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. Trump, arguing that President Donald Trump is in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause. Shugerman is also a recurring contributor on the PBS Newshour, MSNBC, CBS News, Bloomberg, and many other news programs.
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