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Fall 2014
LAW700  A  ADVANCED APPELLATE ADVOCACY I

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce students to general appellate rules and procedures and then show how they're applied in a "real life" format. We begin with the nuts and bolts of appellate practice (e.g., procedural rules, pleadings) and move quickly to advanced research techniques and perfecting your blue-booking skills (a must for competitions and litigation practice), brief-writing (e.g., construction of the brief, formatting for emphasis, appealing style) and, finally, to oral argument (anticipating questions, preparing and delivering answers, ways to weave back into your argument). Providing a context for this are mini-problems and oral arguments. The course will also grant students the opportunity to perfect their skills for the Gaubatz Competition at the end of the Fall Semester, which serves as the try-out competition for the Charles C. Papy Jr. Moot Court Board.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-18-2014 - 11-25-2014   W  5:30 PM-7:20 PM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation: Pass/fail based on a written brief and oral arguments conducted in class.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

SEPLER, HARVEY


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: hsepler@aol.com