Appellate Advocacy (LAW-847-002)
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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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The required textbook for this course is WINNING ON APPEAL: Better Briefs And Oral Argument (Third Edition, NITA 2017), by Tessa L. Dysert, Leslie H. Southwick, and Ruggero J. Alsidert.
First Class Readings
Please read Chapter One of the book as preparation for our first class
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