Curriculum

Advanced Appellate Advocacy

B528 is taught by M. Janis, Lahn

This course provides a structure for the Fall semester 2017 academic work of the Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board, including: (1) researching and writing the moot court case problem and related materials such as the bench memo and scoring rubrics; and (2) serving as teaching assistants for the 2L Appellate Advocacy course (B642) by developing a case problem for, and then judging and critiquing, practice oral arguments and similar exercises during the first half of the semester. Enrollment is mandatory for, and limited to, students selected for the Executive Board. Because work on the moot court case problem must be completed in advance of the Fall Semester, all board members will have research, analysis, and writing responsibilities over the spring and summer months. Beginning in August the class will meet once weekly, at a time that is mutually available for all class members. Please feel free to contact Prof. Lahn with any questions about the details of this course. (Pass/Fail.)