Appellate Advocacy (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: Better Briefs and Oral Argument (Third Edition), by Tessa Dysart, Leslie Southwick, and Ruggero Aldisert (NITA 2017).
First Class Readings
Students should read Chapter One of the book in preparation for the first class.