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Grading Basis: Graded
This course is a general introduction to civil practice in federal and state appellate courts, particularly the Supreme Court of Connecticut. It includes a study of the extent and limits of appellate review, of Connecticut and Federal appellate rules, and of the practical and strategic considerations in the preparation of briefs and the organization of oral arguments. Students prepare and present one complete appeal, including brief and oral argument. An actual pending appeal is used if possible.