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Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Starting in Fall 2019, the Appellate Advocacy Clinic will give students the opportunity to work in teams on appellate cases.

The Penn Law Appellate Advocacy Clinic will open its doors in the fall of 2019.  Students will work closely with the clinic co-directors and with lawyers who volunteer on a pro bono basis from DLA Piper, as well as engaging with any public interest advocacy groups with whom the clinic is partnering.  The course will cover all aspects of appellate cases:  conducting legal research, writing briefs, communicating with clients, and preparing for oral argument.  Students will work in teams on cases, some direct representation and some amicus, in addition to attending a weekly seminar focused on appellate strategy and practice. 

Clinic Faculty

Ilana Eisenstein Clinic Co-Director Ilana Eisenstein is a partner at DLA Piper and co-chair of its Appellate Advocacy Practice.  She serves as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law.  Eisenstein previously spent three years as Assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued five cases in the Supreme Court and was the lead author of dozens of briefs in the Supreme Court and in the federal courts of appeal.  Eisenstein is a former Third Circuit law clerk and a summa cum laude graduate of Penn Law.
Jean Galbraith Clinic Co-Director Jean Galbraith is a Professor of Law at Penn Law.  She is a leading scholar of U.S. foreign relations law.  Before becoming an academic, Galbraith practiced at Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin.  She is a former law clerk for the D.C. Circuit and the Supreme Court.  Galbraith graduated from Berkeley Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the California Law Review