Persuasive Wrtg and Advocacy

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

Class Unique: 28845

This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom.  Please note that this course might become online-only in the event that actual in-person attendance during the semester consistently falls below a threshold to be determined in the exercise of reasonable discretion by the instructor and the Student Affairs Office.

This course covers persuasive legal writing and oral argument before an appellate panel.  All students will complete a series of assignments designed to help you learn to write an appellate brief.  All students will write a complete appellate brief and make two oral arguments.  The course also covers other practical legal skills.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 11:25 am - 12:32 pm TNH 2.123
Thursday 2:10 - 3:17 pm TNH 2.123
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed


  • A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy - Beazley, Mary Beth
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: 5
      ISBN: 978-1-4548-9634-0   (required)
  • The Five Types of Legal Argument - Huhn, Wilson
      Carolina Academic Press , edition: 3
      ISBN: 978-1-61163-588-1   (required)
  • The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style - Garner, Bryan
      West , edition: 4
      ISBN: 978-1-64242-100-2   (optional)