Curriculum Guide · Courses
Appellate Litigation Clinic
Professor Steven Goldblatt
J.D. Clinic 504 | 9 credit hours (year long)
This full-year clinical program provides direct and intensive experience in litigating appellate cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts of appeals (primarily the D.C. and Fourth Circuits). Students have primary responsibility for the litigation of the clinic's cases. This responsibility includes writing briefs, motions, and appendices, and presenting oral arguments, as applicable. Student work is closely supervised by the clinic director who is an experienced appellate litigator and the teaching fellows who are both experienced attorneys. A weekly, two-hour seminar covers all aspects of the appellate process and provides simulation training.
See clinic course description in the Online Curriculum Guide or the "Clinic Enrollment Policies" in the Bulletin.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the Appellate Practice Seminar. Students may not concurrently enroll in this clinic and an externship or a practicum course.