Persuasive Writing and Advocacy

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MON 10:00 - 11:07 am TNH 2.124
THU 2:10 - 3:17 pm TNH 2.124

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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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

The Bluebook : A Uniform System of Citation *
Harvard Law Review Association
ISBN: 978-0-578-66615-0
A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy *
Beazley, Mary Beth
Wolters Kluwer , edition: 5
ISBN: 978-1-4548-9634-0
The Five Types of Legal Argument *
Huhn, Wilson
Carolina Academic Press , edition: 3
ISBN: 978-1-61163-588-1
Texas Rules of Form: The Greenbook 14th ed. (2018) *
edition: 14
ISBN: 978-1-878674-10-4
Manual on Usage and Style 15th *
Texas Law Review
Texas Law Review , edition: 15
ISBN: 978-1-878674-59-3


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
12/03/2020 Meeting times changed