Appellate Clerkship Writing
- Semester: Spring 2014
- Course ID: 279M
- Credit Hours: 2
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Professional Skills: Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
- Upperclass-only elective
|WED||3:45 - 5:35 pm||TNH 3.126|
DescriptionThis pass/fail course will expose students about to begin appellate clerkships to the type of writing and research they will be expected to do as clerks, as well as provide a glimpse into the judicial process at the appellate level. Students will analyze briefs and record excerpts, write bench memos, and draft and edit opinions and dissents. Attendance and completion of all individual and group writing assignments is required. This class is open only to students who have already accepted an appellate clerkship. Preference will be given to students with federal appellate clerkships, followed by those with state high court clerkships. Enrollment limited to 18. Interested students must fill out a short application form.
Textbooks ( * denotes required )
The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style [sprial-bound] *
Bryan A. Garner
West Academic Publishing , edition: 3rd
Vance, Susan S.
Cornyn, Danley K.