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Fall 2012 - Appellate Advocacy

Schumacher, Amy J
Roach, Robert M Jr
Moore, Daryl L
Harrell, Mary L

Course ID: 376U  Unique # 29320  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Thursday 4:15 pm - 7:05 pm TNH 3.127
Exams:  None
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

This three-hour course teaches advanced persuasion skills for effective appellate briefs and oral arguments in the courts of appeals and Texas Supreme Court.  Students complete several writing assignments, including one brief to the court of appeals and one petition to the Texas Supreme Court, all concerning the same hypothetical case.  Students also make approximately three to five oral arguments concerning that case.  Pertinent aspects of the rules of appellate procedure are also taught.  The class meets once each week.  There is no midterm or final exam.  Enrollment has been limited to a maximum of 24 students.

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