Advanced Appellate Advocacy



2015 Spring

About This Class

Advanced Appellate Advocacy is a required course for students who will be on the Moot Court Advisory Board for the following academic year. Selection for the course replaces the former Moot Court competition, and is dependent upon expressed interest, performance in the Appellate Advocacy course and oral argument. The course will involve three major components: writing, mooting, and mentoring and evaluation. In the writing component, students will draft three substantive briefs and address issues typically found in interscholastic moot court competitions. The mooting component involves four oral arguments, including a final competition and the opportunity to argue before the Vermont Supreme Court. The mentoring and evaluation component involves students working as peer mentors, developing competition rubrics, and reflection on oral argument skills.Interested students should submit an application for the course by the announced deadline. Students selected for the course will be notified in late December.

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