243 sec. 001 - Appellate Advocacy (Fall 2022)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
TuTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 107
From August 23, 2022
To December 01, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 31471
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 10/06 07:49 AM
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 other appellate court. Students will also prepare, practice and deliver a full oral argument. Students will receive advice and guidance from the instructor and from 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 Practitioner-Advisors, volunteer judges, and opposing counsel - no student will be permitted to drop the class, without an extraordinary reason, after the first week of instruction.
Appellate Advocacy may not be offered in the Spring semester.
202.1A Legal Research and Writing, 202.1B Written and Oral Advocacy. Transfer students who have taken equivalent legal research, writing, and analysis courses at other American law schools may also enroll.
This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.
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Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure
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