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243.7 sec. 001 - 9th Circuit Practicum Seminar (Fall 2019)

Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Charles D. Weisselberg  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2


    Sa 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Location: Law 129
    On 2019-08-17

    W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 123
    From August 20, 2019
    To November 22, 2019

Course Start: August 17, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 7
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 7
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

This Seminar is the classroom component for the Ninth Circuit Practicum. Please see the course description for the Practicum (Law 243.7A). The Seminar will introduce the substantive and procedural federal law involved in the Practicum’s appeals and techniques of appellate advocacy. The Seminar will also serve as a forum to workshop the cases and strategies. We will frontload the learning. Students must attend an all-day Seminar meeting on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The Seminar will meet less frequently after the opening briefs are filed in October.

Course Applications
Admission to the Practicum Clinic and the co-requisite Seminar is by application only. Please apply for the course through our online application: The APPLICATION DEADLINE is April 15, 2019. (Only one application is required for both the seminar and clinic components.) We hope to make offers of admission early in the week of April 22.

Attendance Requirement
Full attendance at each seminar session and full participation in the clinical portion is mandatory to receive credit for this course.

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.

There are no prerequisites, though it would be helpful for students to take or have taken Federal Courts and writing-intensive courses, such as Advanced Legal Writing or Appellate Advocacy. The 9th Circuit Practicum (Law 243.7A) is a co-requisite. Students must attend an all-day Seminar meeting on Saturday, August 17, 2019. They should be prepared to commit to enrolling in the Advanced Practicum and Advanced Seminar in Spring 2020 as well. We may ask students to review the records in the cases before classes begin, if possible, and we will also try to arrange meetings with the clients either before the semester or shortly after it begins. 3L JD students are preferred.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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