Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee

MANDATE: To promote and encourage the teaching of trial and appellate advocacy and the participation of the College and its Fellows in the teaching process. 

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On Friday, June 23, 2017 at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, the Utah Supreme Court case State v. Long was the basis for a program called "May It Please the Court: Effective Oral Appellate Advocacy." It was presented to public interest lawyers by Fellows of the College and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. It was the first time these two organizations have collaborated.
Click the links below to read the written briefs that were the subject of the May It Please The Court mock arguments.

Clopten Opening Brief

Clopten Response Brief
Clopten Reply Brief

Click the link below to read the opinion in the actual appeal.

Supreme Court of of Utah Opinion - State of Utah v. Deon L. Clopten 

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Paul Mark Sandler

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Joseph C. Crawford

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John C. Barron

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Hilarie Bass

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Pamela A. Bresnahan

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Richard C. Burch

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Dane H. Butswinkas

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Barry Coburn

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Jan Conlin

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Harriet E. Cooperman

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Henry D. Fellows, Jr.

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Richard H. Friedman

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John P. Gismondi

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Michael L. Goldberg

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James R. Hubbard

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A. Howard Matz

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Lorna S. McClusky

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James D. Pagliaro

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Dawn M. Parsons

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John Wentworth Phillips

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William N. Poorten III

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Mary Lee Ratzel

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Kenneth W. Ravenell

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Laura M. Roan

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Kevin L. Ross

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Susan K. Sapp

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Dennis R. Suplee

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Michael E. Upchurch

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Steven W. Usdin

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James L. Vigmond

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Sylvia H. Walbolt

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William P. Wallace, Jr.

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Shea Sisk Wellford

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R. William Wood

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William J. Murphy

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