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LAW 5037: Federal Appellate Litigation Seminar - Third Circuit Clinic
Fall 2023 • Section F21

Course Description

A weekly two-hour seminar for the Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic. Students will be assigned readings on the procedural aspects of federal appellate litigation, preparing the appellate brief, and presenting oral arguments. Students will also be assigned noteworthy cases and other readings on immigration law, habeas corpus litigation, constitutional law, and prisoners' rights. Guest speakers, including local appellate practitioners, judges, and law clerks, will be invited to address the seminar up to two times per semester.


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

Additional Time Requirements

Students will receive 4 credits (2 seminar credits graded and 2 clinic credits on pass/fail basis). To earn clinic credits, students must spend 8-10 hours per week working on their assigned appeal and must keep a detailed log of their time and activity. Time logs will be due no later than Monday 5 pm for the preceding week. To earn seminar credits, students must attend a weekly two-hour seminar and complete all assignments for that course, which will include the submission of bi-weekly journal entries in which students respond to specific prompts designed to elicit their reflections on the clinical training they are receiving as well as on the work they are performing.

Course Details

  • Mary Levy
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Internal Clinic
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

10-12 hrs/wk including seminar


You must take this course in conjunction with the following courses:

  • LAW 0759 (Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic)


Recommended Prerequisites: Immigration Law

Book List/Materials