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 

Committee Members

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Thomas J. Heiden

Chair

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Jan Conlin

Vice Chair

Ciresi Conlin LLP

Minneapolis, MN

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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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Jennifer Chun Barry

Member

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

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David Berg

Member

Berg & Androphy

Houston, TX

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Amy P. Campanelli

Member

Lawndale Christian Legal Center

Chicago, IL

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Anna Green Cross

Member

Cross Kincaid

Decatur, GA

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Candace J. Fabri

Member

Cook County Juvenile Court

Chicago, IL

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Jeffrey M. Fisher

Member

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Anthony P. Giorno

Member

U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

Roanoke, VA

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Arturo J. Gonzalez

Member

Morrison & Foerster LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Gerald F. Ivey

Member

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

Washington, DC

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Maurice G. Jenkins

Member

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Southfield, MI

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William E. Johnson

Member

Johnson Branco & Brennan, LLP

Frankfort, KY

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Shawn S. Kasserman

Member

Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC

Chicago, IL

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Timothy R. Lawn

Member

Raynes & Lawn

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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E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr.

Member

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

Grand Rapids, MI

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Maria C. McCarthy

Member

McCarthy & Valentini LLC

Oak Brook, IL

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Kathryn N. Nester

Member

Nester Lewis PLLC

Salt Lake City, UT

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Clarence L. Pozza, Jr.

Member

JAMS

Detroit, MI

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James W. Quinn

Member

JW Quinn ADR

New York, NY

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Maureen Sanders

Member

Sanders & Westbrook, PC

Albuquerque, NM

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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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Brian D. Sieve

Member

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL

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Junior Sirivar

Member

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Toronto, ON

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Leigh M. Skipper

Member

Duane Morris LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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John L. Tate

Member

Stites & Harbison PLLC

Louisville, KY

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Edward J. Walters, Jr.

Member

Walters, Thomas, Cullens, LLC

Baton Rouge, LA

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Josh Weinstein

Member

Myers LLP

Winnipeg, MB

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Douglas R. Young

Member

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Joseph C. Crawford

Immediate Past Chair

Crawford Advocacy

Berwyn, PA

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Gregory K. Wells

Regent

Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP

Rockville, MD