Perspective from the Bench on the Value of Clinical Appellate Training of Law Students
26 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2009 Last revised: 12 Dec 2012
Date Written: 2006
Too many trial lawyers appear before appellate courts without realizing that the environment on appeal is a galaxy away from that of the trial courtroom. This article applauds efforts toward optimal training in law school for students to participate in handling criminal appeals, and provides a sample of advice and observations from the bench on how to write an appellate brief and manage a case on appeal.
Keywords: clinical education, appellate law, appeals, court of appeals, judicial process, legal education, criminal appeals, Aldisert
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