Appellate Clerkship Writing

Class Unique: 27930
This pass-fail course teaches students to do the work of an appellate clerk. We will analyze briefs and record excerpts, write sample bench memos, and draft and edit opinions. I expect students to attend every class unless excused. The class is only open to students who have accepted an appellate clerkship or who plan to apply to one this or next year.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.115
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

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


  • Federal Appellate Court Law Clerk Handbook - Joseph L. Lemon, Jr,
      ABA , edition: 2007
      ISBN: 1-59031-888-9   (optional)
  • The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style - Bryan A. Garner
      West , edition: 3rd
      ISBN: 978-0-314-28901-8   (required)