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B642 Appellate Advocacy

Description This Skills course, designed to work in tandem with the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, explores the techniques and dynamics of appellate argument. While it will focus on oral argument (a professional skill integral to many areas of practice, including trial, administrative, and transactional work), the course will also explore brief-writing and the appellate process as a whole. Students will # analyze real appellate arguments via video and audio recordings; # plan and practice their own oral arguments through class exercises; # learn how to critique and improve their own professional performance; and # gain an understanding of the different components of an appellate brief. As much as possible instruction will take place through participatory projects and live exercises rather than through lectures. All class members must enter and complete the Fall 2015 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, which is open to all second-year law students (and third or fourth-year students who could not participate during their 2L year because of their absence from the law school during the Fall semester). Moot court participants are not required to take the course, but many have found it useful to their work in the Competition. The current and past semesters# Sherman Minton case problems may be discussed in class. Other course requirements include: preparing for and participating in weekly classes; submitting (with a partner) a short brief-formatting assignment early in the semester; and completing evening oral argument exercises, including a follow-up self-assessment and review meeting. In order to sync with the schedule of the Sherman Minton competition as far as possible, the course will meet twice a week but will end by early November. Feel free to contact Prof. Seth Lahn (slahn@indiana.edu) for further information. (Pass/Fail)

Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement.

Faculty S. Lahn

SemesterTitleFaculty
Fall 2015 - 2016Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2014 - 2015Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2013 - 2014Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2013 - 2014Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2012 - 2013Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2012 - 2013Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2011 - 2012Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2011 - 2012Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2010 - 2011Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2010 - 2011Appellate AdvocacyLahn
Fall 2009 - 2010Appellate Advocacy (syllabus)Lahn
Fall 2009 - 2010Appellate Advocacy (syllabus)Lahn