Appellate Process and Brief Drafting



Appellate Process and Brief Drafting provides students with additional instruction in appellate writing, strategy, and practice. Topics will include standing to appeal, the timing of an appeal, the extent of appellate review, and tips for effective appellate advocacy. Students will answer hypothetical fact patterns to test their understanding of these concepts. Students will also analyze various appellate briefs and opinions to further their understanding of what constitutes effective written appellate advocacy. The students will review an appellate record and be responsible for drafting an appellate statement of facts and argument.

Prerequisites: LAWS I (145A) and LAWS II (145B, 145AA, 145NG, 145TP)