Persuasive Writing and Advocacy

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Day Time Location
TUE 3:30 - 4:37 pm TNH 2.137
THU 3:30 - 4:37 pm TNH 3.124

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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
An Advocate Persuades *
Rocklin, Joan, Rocklin, Robert, Coughlin, Christine, and Patrick, Sandy
Carolina Academic Press , edition: 2
ISBN: 978-1-5310-1910-5
The Five Types of Legal Argument *
Huhn, Wilson Ray
Carolina Academic Press , edition: 4
ISBN: 978-1-5310-2441-3
Grammatically Correct : The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation (optional)
Stilman, Anne
Penguin Publishing Group , edition: 2
ISBN: 978-1-58297-616-7
The Greenbook: Texas Rules Of Form 15e *
Texas Law
Texas Law Review , edition: 15
ISBN: 978-1-878674-11-1


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