The Catholic University of America

Appellate Advocacy

Simulation Courses 

Credits - 2
fall or spring semester Burnett, Fair

In Appellate Advocacy, students study standards of appellate review, review of the trial, appellate practice techniques, and the briefing and arguing of an appeal. Instruction focuses on the prosecution of a simulated case to a federal or state appellate court. Students review the trial record for appealable issues, submit an appellate brief, and argue the case orally. Satisfies one upper-level writing requirement. The final grade is based on evaluation of the student's written work, oral advocacy, and class participation.