The Yearlong Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a joint undertaking between UCLA and the law firm of O’Melveny & 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.