Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Appellate Courts & Advocacy (LAW-847-001)
Jerome Madden

Meets: 03:00 PM - 05:50 PM (Th) - Warren - Room NT02

Enrolled: 7 / Limit: 14

Administrator Access


Students who have questions about my background should access MaddenLawPLLC.com. Students with questions about the course can reach me at jmadden@maddenlawpllc.com.


The goal of this course is to provide a theoretical and practical foundation to students interested in becoming appellate specialists. Please review the Syllabus, attached, for details.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Bentele, Cary & Falk, Appellate Advocacy: Principles and Practice (5th Edition, 2012, Matthew Bender) (hereafter AAPP)

First Class Readings

The first class will be an overview of the course, a general discussion of the state and federal appellate systems, and a discussion of an article by Judge Richard Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: Judicial Opinions and Appellate Advocacy in Federal Courts--One Judge's Views, 51 Duquesne Law Review (Winter 2013).


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