Supreme Court Appellate Argument (SD 474)


This course will develop student oral argument skills through practice and critique. Students will argue both current and past United States Supreme Court cases. Students will prepare their arguments using briefs filed with the Supreme Court. For example, students will reargue Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, as well as arguing a number of cases currently before the Supreme Court. Each student should expect to present an oral argument roughly every two weeks. This course is highly recommended for students participating in moot court competitions, mock trial, or otherwise interested in developing oral advocacy skills. Each student will write a research paper about one case currently filed with the United States Supreme Court. Students will receive substantial research and writing experience.


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