Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Online-History of Dissent in the US Supreme Court


Price for Members: $60.00
Members Only 
Date/Time: Tuesdays, April 4,11,18.25, May 2 & 9 11:00AM
Instructor: Lauren Andersen ESQ

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Course Description

Trace the history of dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court from its inception through current day. Learn why dissents were discouraged by Chief Justice John Marshall and why that upset some of our founding fathers. Understand how early Supreme Court dissents laid the foundation for rights later established by Supreme Court majority opinions, and why many of these dissents have been used in arguments before the current U.S. Supreme Court. This course will discuss cases that have made national headlines in recent years. Cases that addressed things like privacy, the Second Amendment, equal protection and voting rights.

Your Instructor: Lauren Andersen

Lauren Andersen, Esq. practiced law in California for two and a half years before switching careers and spending the last 12 years in local government and higher education. As an attorney, Lauren wrote amicus curiae briefs for cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the former University of Utah OLLI Director. 

Please Note: Course will not be recorded per Osher Online Policies

Additional information


Lauren Andersen, Esq.

Event Details

Date: 2023-04-04

Start time: 11:00 p.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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