This is the third semester of Santa Clara’s required Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing program and builds upon the legal analysis, research, and writing skills taught during the first year. Students are presented with the record of a case on appeal and represent one of the parties. Students identify the legal issues in the case and research those issues, then write successive drafts of an appellate brief on behalf of their client and present oral argument in a courtroom setting. Students receive detailed written comments on their work. Required during the second year. Beginning in Summer 2008, this course will be offered for a grade.
All second year students who are not enrolled in this class during the summer must take Advocacy in the Fall 2022 semester. Required course.