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Spring 2014 - Appellate Clerkship Writing

Vance, Susan S
Cornyn, Danley K

Course ID: 279M  Unique # 29440  Credit Hours: 2  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Wednesday 3:45 pm - 5:35 pm TNH 3.126
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
Course/Seminar - APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: early registration, enter this unique number last.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

This pass/fail 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.

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  West Academic Publishing, edition: 3rd
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