Appellate Advocacy

This three-hour course teaches advanced persuasion skills for effective appellate briefs and oral arguments in the courts of appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Students have four writing assignments, including one brief to the court of appeals and one brief to the Texas Supreme Court, all concerning the same hypothetical insurance coverage case. Students also make approximately three to five oral arguments concerning that case. Pertinent aspects of the rules of appellate procedure are also taught. The class meets once each week. There is no midterm or final exam.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 4:15 - 7:05 pm TNH 3.127
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

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


  • No materials required


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