The Honorable Andrew R. Grainger
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
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Appellate Advocacy: LAW JD 895
This is an experiential course that examines the skills and strategies that are the foundation of effective appellate advocacy. It will focus on the selection and presentation, both written and oral, of persuasive arguments in complex cases, with emphasis on the substantive and procedural issues legal practitioners encounter when representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. Students will be learn to analyze trial court records, identify grounds for appeal and evaluate their likelihood of success; select, prioritize and present issues persuasively in briefs and oral argument; and reflect on and self-evaluate their performances on oral and written work. PREREQUISITE: Evidence is recommended but not required. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 12 students NOTE: This course counts toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement.