LSK 943 (02) - Appellate Advocacy

Appellate Advocacy

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Law (08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   14  
CRN: 12422
This course fulfills the upper level writing requirement. Appellate Advocacy is a writing intensive course designed to teach the different components of appellate brief writing, as well as effective appellate oral advocacy. One or two case problems (depending upon the particular professor) are assigned throughout the semester, modeled after actual court cases. Students will be taught how to master the facts of a case, the rule of law applicable to the particular legal problem, and the policy underpinning the rule of law. Paramount goals of the course include professionalism and instructing students on clear, persuasive, organized, and strategic written and oral communication skills necessary for effective legal advocacy. While AA focuses on the appellate practice setting, the written and oral advocacy skills students will acquire are applicable to all settings of legal practice. Grading will be based on one or two appellate briefs, oral arguments, meaningful class participation and other assignments. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Prerequisites: Legal Writing & Analysis I and II; Legal Research & Information Literacy. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. Course format: writing. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
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Instructors: Elizabeth Woodcock

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/23/2021 12/17/2021 W 5:30pm - 7:20pm UNHL 201