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Applied Appellate Advocacy

Course Catalog Number:
Course Credits:
Course Type:
Simulation Course
Course Priority:
Departmental Consent
Course Category:
Special Permission Enrollment Courses - Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
Full Year Course:

Course Description

This course is for students who will represent Pitt Law in an appellate-style external competition. The course will support and enhance both the brief-writing and oral argument aspects of competition participation. You will deepen your skills in identifying a theme for your case, crafting a compelling story, effectively teaching through your writing, and editing your own work product. You will also learn and practice oral advocacy skills with a focus on careful listening, persuasive response, and smooth transitions. Through class exercises, reflection, and self-assessment, you will prepare both for your competition and for the most exciting aspect of your legal career: continuous learning and growth.

Course Offerings 2021-2022

Term Class #
Fall Term 2021-2022


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