Appellate Clinic

The Appellate Clinic provides students the opportunity to litigate an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This is a year-long clinic in which teams of students will handle appeals from start to finish. During the fall semester, students will write an opening brief. In the spring semester, students will write a reply brief and have the opportunity to participate in oral argument. The weekly required class is a one-hour seminar on the appellate process, including writing, oral advocacy, persuasion and relevant law. From time to time, the class sessions will feature guest speakers such as federal judges and experts in the substantive law of the cases.

Prerequisites: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Procedure

This course is open only to third- or fourth-year law students.

Application procedure