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American University Washington College of Law    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 847 Appellate Courts and Advocacy


(2-3 hrs.)

Covers appellate advocacy in civil cases, with an emphasis on federal courts. The bulk of the course is devoted to brief writing and oral argument techniques. Also provides an overview of appellate procedure, including jurisdiction, finality, the collateral order doctrine, interlocutory appeals, mandamus, standards of review, and issue preservation and harmless error. Bondy, A. Feldman, Gupta, Olderman, Shanker, Smith Fall, Spring