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Appell Advcy (LAW-847-001)
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Covers appellate advocacy in civil cases, with an emphasis on federal courts. The bulk of the course is devoted to brief writing and oral argument techniques. Also provides an overview of appellate procedure, including jurisdiction, finality, the collateral order doctrine, interlocutory appeals, mandamus, standards of review, and issue preservation and harmless error.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Winning on Appeal Author: Aldisert Edition: 2nd ISBN: 9781556818240
First Class Readings
Read Chapter 1 of the assigned text as preparation for the first class