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Spring 2023

5197 Advanced Legal Research: Appellate Advocacy - BROWNELL- 25196

Professor(s): Rob Brownell (LIBRARIAN)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Practice Skills - (Research and Writing) 

Time: INTERSESSION  Intersession Week  Location: 221 

Course Outline: This is a specialized course on legal research methods as they pertain to appellate advocacy. It will cover general legal research topics and resources (issue analysis, secondary sources, statutes, cases, etc.) within the context of appeals. It will also cover topics and resources that are especially useful to the practice of appellate advocacy such as finding and using court rules, filings, and resources; practice books, forms, and checklists; dockets; and legislative history.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Independent Studies)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis; however, this course will be operated as a Face to Face course. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota= 12.

This course will meet on Jan 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 from 9:30 AM -12:00 PM.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

No book required for this course