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LAWS 8000 Ninth Circuit Appellate Project (Fall/Spring: 4 )


Course Description

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals permits supervised law students to brief and argue immigration cases brought by indigent clients who would otherwise be without counsel. The Court screens pro se cases and selects those that present important issues that deserve further development by counsel. Past cases have included asylum, withholding, and CAT claims, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and presented issues of first impression. The Court schedules the opening brief to be filed in September, the reply brief in December, and schedules oral argument before a panel of sitting judges in March of the same academic year. Students will travel to the scheduled court hearing to present oral argument. The Court then issues its decision based on the merits of the individual cases


Instructor(s): Kari Hong

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-17