Appellate Advocacy



2014 Fall

About This Class

Required - Sections listed below for registrationSecond-year students study a case pending before the United States Supreme Court, research selected issues, write an appellate brief, and present oral arguments before a panel of judges that includes members of the local bar and judiciary. As a corollary, many students choose to travel to Washington, DC, to hear the argument in their case before the Court. Classes focus on the appellate process, complex research and analysis, preparation of briefs, critical writing skills, and oral argument. Because the Court sets its docket in the late spring and summer, each Legal Writing Professor selects a pending Supreme Court case for the focus of his or her class section. On or about July we will notify all registered Appellate Students of the cases that Professors have selected via VLS student email. Students with questions about Appellate Advocacy should contact Professor Brian Porto. Please select one section: Section | Time | Location | Prof. REQ7255.A | MW 12:45 - 2pm | Debevoise Hall NLT | Brian Porto REQ7255.B | TR 11:20 - 12:35pm | Debevoise Hall NLT | Jared Carter REQ7255.C | MW 9:55 - 11:10am | Debevoise Hall MAP | Laurie Kadoch REQ7255.D | MW 12:45 - 2:00 pm | Debevoise Hall MAP | Laurie Kadoch REQ7255.E | MW 2:10 - 3:25pm | Debevoise Hall NLT | Brian Porto REQ7255.F | TR 9:55 - 11:10am | Debevoise Hall MAP | Beth McCormack Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Legal Research, Reasoning and Writing; Legal Writing II; and Constitutional Law I and II.

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