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LAWS 8471 Appellate Advocacy (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will offer hands-on experience and explore in depth the craft of appellate advocacy. Topics include: the rules and mechanics of the appellate process; formulation of strategies on appeal, use of the appellate record, brief writing; and oral argument. One of the class sessions will be held at the Adams Courthouse, where the students will attend an oral argument and then meet for a post-argument discussion. Students apply what they have learned to the drafting of an appellate brief based on an actual court record. The brief is written in stages and followed by one-on-one critiques. Students also present an oral argument which will be critiqued and may be videotaped. Students will be graded on the basis of their brief, oral argument and class participation.

Instructor(s): Rosemary Daly

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17