244.91A sec. 001 - Appellate Competition Intensive Part 1 (Fall 2019)
Instructor: Ted Pelletier
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- W 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Location: Law 244
From August 21, 2019
To September 11, 2019
W 6:25 PM - 8:25 PM
Location: Law 244
Course End: September 18, 2019
Enroll Limit: 19
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM
Appellate Competition Intensive is a one-credit crash course in the fundamentals of appellate writing and oral argument. This class is required for members of moot court teams who are not enrolled in the full 3-unit Appellate Advocacy class. The aim of this class is to give students the essential tools of appellate practice, with an emphasis on effective writing. By the end of this class, students will be able to competently and confidently address the problems presented in moot court competitions and in real appellate practice. These skills include reviewing an appellate record, crafting sections of an appellate brief, and outlining and presenting a compelling oral argument. The course is graded CR / NC.
Ted W. Pelletier is a partner at the Oakland law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood, PLC. He has practiced California civil litigation, with an emphasis on appellate work, for over 20 years. He has handled the briefing and oral argument in dozens of appeals in the California appellate courts, including three cases in the California Supreme Court. With the Kazan firm, he also actively participates in trial and motion work, leading the firm’s briefing on legal issues including summary-judgment motions, evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and post-trial matters.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Simulation Courses
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.