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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Latest Documents

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 

Committee Members

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Joseph C. Crawford

Chair

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Lorna S. McClusky

Vice Chair

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John C. Barron

Member

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Pamela A. Bresnahan

Member

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Richard C. Burch

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Thomas P. Burke II

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Barry Coburn

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Harriet E. Cooperman

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David D. Ernst

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Henry D. Fellows, Jr.

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John P. Gilligan

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Michael L. Goldberg

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Peter Griffin

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Nan M. Horvat

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Jessica Kimmel

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James D. Pagliaro

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Dawn M. Parsons

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Mary Lee Ratzel

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Kenneth W. Ravenell

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Dennis R. Suplee

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Steven W. Usdin

Member

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Sylvia H. Walbolt

Member

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Lonnie J. Williams, Jr.

Member

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Joe R. Caldwell, Jr.

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