Appellate Advocacy: The Art of Appellate Practice and Procedure (30196). 3 units. This course will provide an introduction to appellate practice and procedure, designed to teach students the basic substantive knowledge and skills needed to advocate effectively on behalf of a client in an appellate court. The course begins with entry of judgment in the trial court and proceeds through preliminary motion practice, briefing and oral argument. Connecticut’s appellate rules will be applied. Students will act as lawyers in a simulated appellate case based on a trial record and transcript, as well as preside during class in various roles including roles of trial judge and appellate judge. In addition to the basic instruction and analysis of selected opinions, invited practitioners and judges will address appellate advocacy and legal analysis. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper. Enrollment limited to sixteen. Permission of the instructor required. B.R. Schaller.
Note: Accepted students will be notified following the early course selection period and will be asked to confirm their commitment to the course. First-day attendance is required. No drops will be permitted after the first class meeting.