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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Thomas J. Heiden

Chair

Latham & Watkins LLP

Chicago, IL

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Anita M. Alvarez

Member

Maryville Academy

Des Plaines, IL

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David L. Ayers

Member

Watkins & Eager PLLC

Jackson, MS

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John C. Barron

Member

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Toledo, OH

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Julianne P. Blanch

Member

Parsons Behle & Latimer

Salt Lake City, UT

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Richard C. Burch

Member

Mudd, Harrison & Burch, L.L.P.

Towson, MD

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Caroline Goldner Cinquanto

Member

The Law Firm of Caroline Goldner Cinquanto

Philadelphia, PA

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Barry Coburn

Member

Coburn & Greenbaum, PLLC

Washington, DC

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Jan Conlin

Member

Ciresi Conlin LLP

Minneapolis, MN

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Harriet E. Cooperman

Member

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Baltimore, MD

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Anna Green Cross

Member

Summerville Firm LLC

Atlanta, GA

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Gray T. Culbreath

Member

Gallivan White & Boyd, PA

Columbia, SC

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David D. Ernst

Member

Pansing Hogan Ernst & Bachman LLP

Omaha, NE

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Candace J. Fabri

Member

Cook County Juvenile Court

Chicago, IL

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W. James Foland

Member

Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford P.C.

Kansas City, MO

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John P. Gilligan

Member

Ice Miller LLP

Columbus, OH

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Peter Griffin

Member

Lenczner Slaght LLP

Toronto, ON

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Gerald F. Ivey

Member

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.

Washington, DC

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Phillip T. Jackson

Member

Roberts & Stevens, P.A.

Asheville, NC

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Jessica Kimmel

Member

Superior Court of Justice, Ontario

Toronto, ON

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Robert J. Livermore

Member

U.S. Attorney's Office

Philadelphia, PA

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Diane MacArthur

Member

U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern Dist. of Illinois

Chicago, IL

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Alan Mark

Member

Goodmans LLP

Toronto, ON

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Maria C. McCarthy

Member

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Clarence L. Pozza, Jr.

Member

JAMS

Detroit, MI

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James W. Quinn

Member

Berg & Androphy

New York, NY

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Kevin L. Ross

Member

Lerners LLP

London, ON

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Susan K. Sapp

Member

Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.

Lincoln, NE

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Joseph Serino, Jr.

Member

Latham & Watkins LLP

New York, NY

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George T. Shipley

Member

Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP

Houston, TX

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Dennis R. Suplee

Member

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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John L. Tate

Member

Stites & Harbison PLLC

Louisville, KY

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Michael E. Upchurch

Member

Frazer, Greene, Upchurch & Baker, LLC

Mobile, AL

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Sylvia H. Walbolt

Member

Carlton Fields, P.A.

Tampa, FL

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Lonnie J. Williams, Jr.

Member

Stinson LLP

Phoenix, AZ

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Michael G. Yoder

Member

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Newport Beach, CA

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Charles J. Zauzig III

Member

Nichols Zauzig

Woodbridge, VA

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Joseph C. Crawford

Immediate Past Chair

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Philadelphia, PA

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Joe R. Caldwell, Jr.

Regent

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC