Appellate Clerkship Writing

Class Unique: 28360
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.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.125
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

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


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      West , edition: 3rd
      ISBN: 978-0314289018   (required)
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