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LAW 0503: Criminal Appellate Procedure
Spring 2022 • Section 21 • CRN 39552

Course Description

This case has two major points of focus - the procedures and rights involved in the appeal of a criminal case; and the effective writing and arguing of an appeal following conviction and sentencing.   The course begins with an overview of the appellate process, including issue preservation at trial and the step--by-step of appellate representation (prosecution as well as defense). The role of the appellate courts, as well as of appellate attorneys, is also examined. The second half of the course will involve preparing an appellate brief in a criminal case, working off an actual trial record, followed by oral argument.  Students will be graded based upon classroom participation, the writing component, and the oral advocacy.


Schedule

Day/Time Location
T 5:30-7:20 PM Klein 6B

Course Details

Instructors
  • Jules Epstein
  • Meredith Zeitzer
Credit Hours

2 Credits

Seats/Capacity

12

Course Types
  • Non-Exam
  • Writing
Course Modality

Classroom

Fulfills J.D. Requirement

None

Programs

None

Registration Info

Pre-Requisites

You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0815 (Criminal Appellate Procedure)

Book List/Materials