243 sec. 1 - Appellate Advocacy (Fall 2014)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: TuTh 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 130
Course Start: August 26, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49631
Appellate Advocacy is designed to further develop the skills learned in Written and Oral Advocacy - writing and presenting oral argument. The aim of Appellate Advocacy is to provide students an experience closely comparable to appellate practice. Students will write a full brief from a shortened record of a case pending in the California Supreme Court or United States Supreme Court. Students will also prepare, practice and deliver a full oral argument. Students will receive advice and guidance from Berkeley Law Student-Advisors (3Ls) and Practitioner-Advisors who are among the best appellate practitioners in the Bay Area.
The course is graded, with the brief counting as 75% of the grade and oral argument as 25% of the grade. The grade awarded will also reflect the quality and timeliness of interim assignments.
Because this class requires efforts on the part of so many parties - including Student-Advisors, Practitioner-Advisors, judges, and opposing counsel - no student will be permitted to drop the class after the first week of instruction.
Appellate Advocacy is strongly recommended for all students participating in outside appellate competitions. Appellate Advocacy will NOT be offered in the Spring Semester.
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