Sunday, March 19, 2006
Saturday morning I attended a concurrent session with presenters Sarah Schrup and Jim Dimitri. Sarah shared her experiences integrating clinical experience into the LRW classroom and told the group of the opportunity to consider an appellate clinic focused on federal criminal appeals. There were many excited questions about how to make such a clinic workable. Jim talked about the steps needed to create an effective appellate brief problem, including topics that are sure winners and some pitfalls to avoid--such as unmanageable OR absent records and certain sure-to-snooze topics.