Be Curious UCA

UCA’s Residential Colleges Challenge You to Be Curious

As educators, we challenge our Residential College students to be curious. Now, the Residential Colleges are challenging you to join our 2019-20 Be Curious UCA campaign.

According to the US Supreme Court’s government webpage,, the words engraved above the main entrance of the Supreme Court Building “EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW” expresses “the ultimate responsibility of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.”

Below are 18 cases that various scholars have deemed as landmark or watershed decisions. There are, of course, more landmark cases than weeks in the term; consequently, we focused on cases that were highlighted as landmark by multiple authorities, focusing on the themes of power, equal rights and privacy. By exploring these critical junctures in U.S. jurisprudence, you can join the Twitter discussion @ResCollegesUCA using the hashtag #BeCuriousUCA.

12-16 August
19-23 August
26-30 August
3-6 September
9-13 September
16-20 September
23-27 September
30 September-4 October
7-11 October
14-18 October
21-25 October
28 October-1 November
Roe v Wade (1973)
4-8 November
11-15 November
18-22 November
25-29 November
2-6 December
9-13 December