Federal Appellate Advocacy

Course Catalog Number:
5138
Course Credits:
3
Course Type:
Lecture
Course Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Graduation Requirements:
"W" Writing
Experiential Learning
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

This course in Federal Appellate Advocacy will select a recent case on appeal from a Circuit Court, where Certiorari has been granted by the U.S. Supreme Court. There will be an emphasis in the course on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, an examination of jurisdiction and standards of review. Students will be paired up to write a brief, present oral argument, decide the case and write an opinion. Students who register for this course will automatically be registered for Pitt Law’s Appellate Advocacy competition. By presenting the required oral argument for class, students will also participate in the first round of the competition. Participation after the first round of the competition is not required for the course, though it is encouraged. There may be an opportunity to view oral argument before the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh and arrangements will be made to allow students to visit the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral argument on the selected case.

Course Offerings 2020-2021

Term Class #
Fall Term 2020-2021 31707

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Course Offerings 2019-2020

Term Class #
Fall Term 2019-2020 18725

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Course Offerings 2018-2019

Term Class #
Fall Term 2018-2019 19110

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