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243.7 sec. 001 - 9th Circuit Practicum Seminar (Fall 2023)

Instructor: William H D Fernholz  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Judah B Lakin  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 123
From August 21, 2023
To November 29, 2023

Sa 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Law 123
On 2023-08-19

Course Start: August 19, 2023
Course End: November 29, 2023

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

Please apply for the course through our online application: The APPLICATION DEADLINE is noon on Monday, April 10, 2022. (Only one application is required for both the seminar and clinic components.) We plan to interview applicants and make decisions shortly thereafter.

Admission to the Practicum Clinic and the co-requisite Seminar is by application only. The Ninth Circuit requires that a student have completed two thirds of their law school training to practice before the Court. As a result, we will consider applications only from rising third-year students.

This Seminar is the classroom component for the Ninth Circuit Practicum. The Seminar introduces the substantive and procedural federal law involved in the Practicum’s appeals and techniques of appellate advocacy. The Seminar also serves as a forum to workshop the cases and strategies. We frontload the learning. Students must attend an all-day in-person Seminar meeting on the Saturday before the first week of class. The Seminar will meet less frequently after the opening briefs are filed in October.

The Ninth Circuit Practicum requires students to enroll in both the Practicum and Seminar for the entire academic year. The Fall Seminar is limited to students who are accepted for enrollment in the Practicum for academic year 2022-23. Accepted students will enroll in the Advanced Practicum and Advanced Seminar in Spring 2023 at the appropriate time.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

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Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
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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