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Washington and Lee University    
  Feb 17, 2018
2012-2013 School of Law Catalog archived

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LAW 211P - Appellate Advocacy Practicum.

This course is “hands on.” Students will have the opportunity to argue in a moot setting cases that are currently on appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia. After moot arguments, students will observe the actual arguments before the Court. Students will learn the nature and function of appellate courts; how to preserve issues for appeal; what is subject to appeal and when; standing and what parties must be before the court; how to perfect an appeal; how to make the appellate record; effective brief writing; standards of review; oral argument; and how a judge thinks and makes decisions. With visits to one or more of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Court of Appeals of Virginia, students will also observe appellate advocacy “up close” and have the opportunity to speak with appellate judges about their roles and their work.Four hours.Lemons

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