LAWS II: Appellate Advocacy


This spring semester course is designed to help students develop lawyering skills that students will need in their legal careers.

The course continues to refine students' skills in the legal research, analysis and writing style techniques introduced in the fall semester LAWS I course. In addition, it adds instruction on persuasive legal writing.

The course also includes assignments and lessons on professionalism, oral advocacy and client counseling.

The Appellate Advocacy track of LAWS II instructs students on advocacy in the courts of appeal. Students will handle an appeal in a hypothetical legal case. They will meet with their clients, conduct legal research, draft an appellate court brief, and present oral argument before a panel of justices.