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Spring 2008 - Appellate Clerkship Writing

Vance, Susan S

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 379M  Unique # 28440

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
TH9:30 am - 12:00 pmTNH 3.114
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course will expose students about to begin appellate clerkships to the type of writing and research they will be expected to do as clerks, as well as provide a glimpse into the judicial process at the appellate level.  Students will analyze briefs and record excerpts, write bench memos, and draft and edit opinions and dissents.  Attendance and completion of all individual and group writing assignments is required.  This class is open only to students who have already accepted an appellate clerkship. Preference will be given to students with federal appellate clerkships, followed by those with state high court clerkships.  Enrollment limited to 18.  Interested students must fill out a short application form that is available in the Student Affairs Office.

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