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LAW 0503: Criminal Appellate Procedure
Spring 2024 • 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.


Day/Time Location
W 4:00-5:50 PM Klein 1A

Course Details

  • Jules Epstein
  • Jessica Ettinger
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Types
  • Non-Exam
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info


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)

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