Law 701A/B - Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic


Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

Victor Jih / Carlos Lazatin / Charles Lifland / Alison Silvers



General Course Description:

The Yearlong Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a joint undertaking between UCLA and the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  Three senior O’Melveny appellate attorneys will teach the Clinic.  Working in two-person teams with other O’Melveny attorneys, students will represent litigants on a pro bono basis in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Students will file opening and reply briefs and participate in oral argument.  In the Clinic, students will learn principles of appellate law and practice, including fundamental concepts such as standard of review, preservation of issues, and understanding the appellate record.  Students will also receive advanced writing instruction.

Prerequisites: None.  Course length: two semesters.  Course credit: 5 units.  Limited to 3L students.  Application required to enroll is due TBA.  The course is evaluated on a P/U/NC basis.  Due to constraints in receiving cases from the Court, the course is limited to six (6) students.

Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Victor Jih / Charles Lifland / Alison Silvers 13F 701A LEC 1 F 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM 3.0 No No
  Application required to enroll; deadline July 9, 2013. Law 701A will not meet every week. Yearlong course for a total of5 units. Enrollment open to 3Ls only.
Victor Jih / Carlos Lazatin / Charles Lifland / Alison Silvers 14S 701B LEC 1 TBA 2.0 No No
  Second part of a yearlong course for a total of 5 units. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course. Meeting dates TBD.


Previous Course Offerings:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Victor Jih / Charles Lifland / Alison Silvers / Sabrina Strong 11F 701A LEC 1 W 10:35 AM - 12:15 PM 4.0 No No
  Application required to enroll; deadline July 11, 2011.
Victor Jih / Charles Lifland / Alison Silvers / Sabrina Strong 12S 701B LEC 1 TBA 1.0 No No
  Second part of a yearlong course. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course. Meetings dates TBD.
Victor Jih / Charles Lifland / Dawn Sestito / Alison Silvers 12F 701A LEC 1 F 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM 4.0 No No
  Application required to enroll; deadline July 9, 2012. Law 701A will not meet every week. First day of class 8/24.
Victor Jih / Charles Lifland / Dawn Sestito / Alison Silvers 13S 701B LEC 1 TBA 1.0 No No
  Second part of a yearlong course for a total of 5 units. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course. Meeting dates TBD.


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