Law in a Nutshell: Appellate Advocacy
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Topics covered include:
Appellate Process: Overview, Review Standards, Record, Jurisdiction;
Levels of Review: State Intermediate Courts, State Courts of Last Retort, Federal Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court;
Taxonomy of Cases: Importance of Classification, Procedure;
Arguments: In General, Fact;
The Brief: Formalities, Petitioner, Respondent, Reply Briefs, Amicus, Questions Presented, Front Matter, Point Headings, Statement of Facts, Summary of Argument, Footnotes;
Oral Argument: Preparation, Formalities, Style, First Petitioner, Second Petitioner, First Respondent, Second Respondent, Rebuttal, Authority, Hot and Cold Benches, Questions;
Planning the Oral Argument, Learning From Experience, Planning, Performing and Reviewing Recursively (The Brief);
Integrity of Argument.
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|Edition||2nd ed., 1998|