Appellate Clerkship Writing

This pass/fail course will expose students about to begin appellate clerkships to the type of writing and research they will be expected to do as clerks, as well as provide a glimpse into the judicial process at the appellate level. Students will analyze briefs and record excerpts, write bench memos, and draft and edit opinions and dissents. Attendance and completion of all individual and group writing assignments is required. This class is open only to students who have already accepted an appellate clerkship. Preference will be given to students with federal appellate clerkships, followed by those with state high court clerkships. Enrollment limited to 18. Interested students must fill out a short application form.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 9:10 - 11:00 am JON 6.206
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Features
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement

Faculty

Vance, Susan S. Vance, Susan S.