SONIC undergraduate researcher Curie Chang recently visited the land’s highest court as a part of her Supreme Court class (SocPol 351). The class is application-based, where 9 students are chosen every year to study the behind-scenes process of the court, culminating up to the visit to observe the court in person. At Washington D.C., the class was given a special tour around the supreme court, sat in on the oral argument for McNeill v. U.S., and were fortunate enough to have a Q & A session with Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The nine students sat across from Justice Sotomayor and were able to ask questions they had prepared in advance.
Feature story on Northwestern University website: http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2011/05/students-visit-supreme-court.html