In the workshop, students receive intensive instruction and experience in developing appellate case theories, writing and editing briefs and presenting oral arguments. The components of the briefs are dissected and students write several short segments designed to develop the skills of clear and effective advocacy. Students edit each other's written work under the guidance of the instructor. Editors research and write a bench memorandum and record for their problem and submit this at the end of the fall term. They must revise the bench memorandum and record in the spring term in response to feedback provided by the Faculty Director.
Permission of the instructor is required for enrollment. This course is closed to LL.M. students. This course is required for students who have been selected and are registered as Moot Court student editors for the first-year Moot Court Program under L6681. Open to other J.D. students with special permission of the instructor. Student editors, working in teams of two, are responsible for designing an appellate advocacy problem to be used by first-year students in the spring semester. In the spring the editors each supervise approximately eight students in the research and writing of appellate briefs.
Major writing credit available.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6674-001||12F||Workshop in Briefcraft|
|P. Genty||T 4:20 PM-6:10 PM||GRHL 103|
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