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Fall 2022
5344 Appellate Advocacy - SCHUMACHER/PEEBLES- 18574

Professor(s): Julia Peebles (ADJUNCT)
Amy Schumacher (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 4:30p-7:30p  M  Location: 210 

Course Outline: The course introduces students to appellate advocacy and the appellate process, with a focus on brief writing. Students engage with a hypothetical problem by identifying, researching, and analyzing legal issues and then drafting a federal appellate brief. The course culminates with students delivering an oral argument to a panel. This is an experiential, simulation course.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota = 48.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)

Course Materials (3/15/2022 3:37:03 PM)

Book(s) Required

The Bluebook....21st ed, 2020
ISBN: 978-0578666150

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Lexis Nexis

A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy
Beazley, 4th ed, 2017
ISBN: 978-1454830962

Manual on Usage and Style, 14th ed, 2017
ISBN: 978-1878674586

Additional Readings may be posted electronically.