About the Appellate Advocacy Clinic
Penn Law’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic opened its doors in the fall of 2019. Students work closely with clinic faculty and with lawyers who volunteer on a pro bono basis from DLA Piper. The Appellate Advocacy Clinic also partners with public interest groups to provide zealous advocacy on issues of social importance. The course covers all aspects of appellate cases: conducting legal research; writing briefs; communicating with clients; and preparing for and presenting oral argument.
Appellate Advocacy News
In its inaugural year, students in the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s yearlong Appellate Advocacy Clinic handled a range of cases in state and federal court, with a particular focus on issues of economic justice in the criminal law context.
Professors Jean Galbraith and Ilana Eisenstein L’04 taught the course in 2019-2020. Currently a partner at DLA Piper, Eisenstein previously served as Assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, where she regularly briefed and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs Eleanor Barrett joined the faculty team for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Appellate Advocacy Clinic is not being offered in 2021-2022. Please check back later for more information.