Law 762 - Appellate Advocacy: Moot Court Competitions

David Babbe

David Babbe

Lecturer in Law
B.A. UC Irvine, 1978
J.D. UCLA, 1981
Course Description:

This course is designed for students who will be representing the law school in external moot court competitions.  The course will provide instruction regarding effective brief writing and oral advocacy in the appellate context.   The course will also provide training and support for students participating in external moot court competitions.  Each week, there will be one hour of class time and two (or more) hours of practice rounds for external moot court competitions.  Students will be required to prepare for and participate in five practice rounds as an advocate and four practice rounds as a judge. Students will also be required to write a short paper reflecting on their experiences in moot court competitions. 


Course Learning Outcomes:

1.  Have students learn to write effective appellate briefs.
2.  Have students learn to be effective oral advocates.
3.  Improve students' performance in external moot court competitions.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Babbe 19S 762 LEC 1 M 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No No
  Limited to students on the Moot Court Honors Board and students who are participating in external moot court competitions. Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 1/25/2019.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2019 LEC 1
Scalia and Garner. Making Your Case: the Art of Persuading Judges     
ISBN: 9780314184719. Thomson/West. REQUIRED $33.96