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Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic: Deadline Extended

Due April 3, 2020 | Applications are open for the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic. In the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic students handle court-appointed appeals from briefing to oral argument. The Clinic requires a two-semester commitment, and we are seeking students to start in Fall 2020 and conclude in Spring 2021. Over the course of the year, students, in teams of two, will represent a client in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Students will be required to review the appellate record, research the legal issues presented by the case, prepare the opening and reply briefs, and argue the case before a panel of Ninth Circuit judges.

Students in the clinic will receive three units per semester. The workload required to prepare high quality appellate briefs and to prepare for oral argument is demanding. The formal in-class time will include a two-hour evening class at the law school meeting once a week and a separate four-hour block of supervised clinic work time during which the students can work on the various aspects of their case under faculty supervision at Professor Cutting's firm in Burbank.

Interested students must apply by preparing a statement of interest explaining the student's interest in appellate law. The application should also include the student's resume, transcript, writing sample and a list of three references along with contact information for each reference. Only two new students can be admitted each semester. The students will be selected based upon the following factors: a demonstrated interest in appellate law, excellent research and writing skills, and general academic excellence.

The application deadline is April 3.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Curt Cutting at ccutting@horvitzlevy.com.