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LAW E 519 Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Credits: 2-9, Max 9

This three-quarter clinic is open only to 3L students and will take advantage of a unique opportunity provided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Circuit Court screens pro se petitions filed by non-citizens and criminal defendants to identify meritorious (and often novel) issues, accelerates the briefing schedule to coordinate with the academic year, and permits law students to brief and present oral argument to a sitting panel of circuit judges in the spring of each year. This course requires that students develop and deploy a wide range of skills, including legal writing and analysis, communication skills, and the mechanics of filing a persuasive and compliant brief. Students also develop and master knowledge and application of the rules of civil procedure, appellate procedure, and substantive law of immigration or another area of law at issue in the appeal. Students are guided and mentored by two professors who have substantial appellate and Ninth Circuit experience.

Autumn-Winter-Spring, 4-2-2 Credit(s)

Course Sections and Instructors
Porter, Elizabeth , Feldman, Jeff

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