Course Description

LAW 701A/B - Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic

The Yearlong Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a joint undertaking between UCLA and the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers LLP.Three senior O’Melveny appellate attorneys will teach the Clinic. Working in two-person teams with other O’Melveny attorneys, students will represent litigants on a pro bono basis in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Students will file opening and reply briefs and participate in oral argument. In the Clinic, students will learn principles of appellate law and practice, including fundamental concepts such as standard of review, preservation of issues, and understanding the appellate record. Students will also receive advanced writing instruction.

Prerequisites: None.Course length: two semesters. Course credit: 5 units.Limited to 3L students. Application required to enroll is due TBA. The course is evaluated on a P/U/NC basis. Due to constraints in receiving cases from the Court, the course is limited to six (6) students.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2015 - 2016

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Victor Jih /
Charles Lifland /
Carlos Lazatin /
Alison Silvers
14S 701A/B LEC 1 TBA 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Second part of a yearlong course for a total of 5 units. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course. Meeting dates TBD.
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Civil Litigation; Criminal Law and Procedure; Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession; Public Interest Law and Policy;