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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 dynamics and techniques of appellate argument. While it focuses on oral argument, as a form of legal advocacy applicable to many contexts, the course also will explore brief-writing and the appellate process as a whole. Students will analyze real appellate arguments via video and audio recordings; plan and practice oral arguments through in-class and out-of-class exercises; and learn to critique and improve their own professional performance. Instruction will take place as much as possible through participatory exercises and simulations rather than lecture. Class members must enter and complete the Fall rounds of the 2014-15 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, which is open to all second-year law students and third-year students who could not participate during 2L year because of study abroad. Moot court participants are not required to take the course, but many have found it to aid their work in the Competition. The current and past Sherman Minton case problems may be discussed in class. Other course requirements are: 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 and a follow-up review meeting with the instructor. Class meetings will conclude by the end of October. Please 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 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