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243.7B sec. 001 - Advanced 9th Circuit Practicum (Spring 2021)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Judah Lakin
Instructor: Amalia Wille
Instructor: Susan Yorke
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
Course End: May 04, 2021
Enroll Limit: 6
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM
This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. Enrollment is limited to students who completed the Ninth Circuit Practicum in the fall semester.
The Ninth Circuit Practicum provides students an intense experience in appellate advocacy. Students brief and potentially argue cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of clients who would otherwise not have legal representation. Students also learn aspects of federal law and appellate practice.
The Practicum works in collaboration with the Ninth Circuit’s Pro Bono Program. We were appointed to several cases in the fall, with opening briefs filed then. In the Advanced Ninth Circuit Practicum, we will file reply briefs in these cases and potentially present oral argument under faculty supervision.
Students must devote considerable time to these cases on this schedule, so they should not be concurrently enrolled in another clinic, field placement or practicum, or course with a competing commitment. Nor should they have a competing commitment in an employment or volunteer setting.
Attendance at each seminar session and full participation in the practicum portion is mandatory to receive credit for this course.
Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.
Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.
Real-time 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
Students must also concurrently enroll in the Advanced Ninth Circuit Practicum Seminar (Law 243.71).
This class may be counted as either an Option 1 class (two Option 1 classes satisfy the J.D. writing requirement) or units from this class may count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement. This class may count for both requirements if and only if a student is electing Option 1 and the student's other Option 1 class being used to satisfy the J.D. writing requirement is not being counted towards any other requirement.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
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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