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Legal Advocacy Series: Appellate Advocacy

March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In this live event and Zoom webinar stream, the panelists (all experienced Supreme Court practitioners) will discuss how students can learn about appellate advocacy through their different clinics as externs for appellate judges, as externs with a clinic devoted exclusively to Supreme Court appellate practice, or as externs with a firm that work on appeals before federal circuit courts and/or the U.S. Supreme Court specifically related to civil rights and the criminal justice system. The clinicians will share their insights into what it means to be an effective appellate advocate and how students can develop that skill set to be able to most successfully advance their client’s goals. 

Featuring Devi Rao, Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic, David Zimmer, Director of the Federal Courts Clinic, and Tejinder Singh, Lecturer on Law in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, moderated by Meredith Boak, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

This event is a part of the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Speaker Series: Legal Advocacy Toolkit, a multi-part series during Academic Year 21-22 featuring cross-clinic conversations with clinical faculty and instructors who will bring a critical eye to how they employ various advocacy tools.

The panelists will be in-person, in WCC 1023, with a grab-and-go lunch provided. The discussion will also be livestreamed on Zoom – register for the webinar here. For any accessibility needs, please email


March 8
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Clinical and Pro Bono Programs


WCC 1023 / Zoom


Clinical and Pro Bono Programs