Persuasive Wrtg and Advocacy

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

Class Unique: 28855

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 2.137
Thursday 2:10 - 3:17 pm TNH 2.137
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed


  • The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation
      Harvard Law Review Association
      ISBN: 978-0-578-66615-0   (required)
  • Fine Points for Legal Writing - SCHIESS
      ISBN: 978-1-09-680871-8   (required)
  • An Advocate Persuades - Rocklin, Robert B., Rocklin, Joan M., Rocklin, Joan Malmud, Patrick, Sandy, and Coughlin, Christine
      Carolina Academic Press
      ISBN: 978-1-61163-150-0   (required)
  • Texas Rules of Form: The Greenbook 14th ed. (2018) - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW
      edition: 14
      ISBN: 978-1-878674-10-4   (required)