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Appellate Advocacy (LAW-847-004)
Smith, K.

Meets: 07:00 PM - 08:50 PM (W) - Room 313

Enrolled: 13 / Limit: 14


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This course examines appellate advocacy in civil cases, with an emphasis on federal courts. The focus of the class will be learning brief writing and oral argument techniques. Students will also study the fundamentals of appellate procedure, including jurisdiction, finality, the collateral order doctrine, interlocutory appeals, mandamus, standards of review, and issue preservation.standards of review, and issue preservation and harmless error.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Winning on Appeal, Aldisert, ISBN: 978-1556818240, Second Edition, 2003, NITA

First Class Readings

Please read Chapters 1-3 of the Text. Also, please read the following:
Wald, 19 Tips from 19 Years on the Appellate
Bench, 1 J. App. Prac. & Process 7 (1999)
Kozinsky, The Wrong Stuff, 1992 BYU L. Rev. 325 (1999)


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