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WINNING AT MOOT COURT

Handbook for Moot Court SuccessAn excellent handbook on how to win in moot court has been written by Judge Gerald Lebovits and his co-authors. Judge Lebovits knows his subject. As a law student, he won the moot court award for both best speaker and best brief. As a coach, his moot court teams have won [...]

APPELLATE STRATEGIES

Bob Foster Examines Tactical and Strategic Issues on AppealFor years, Bob Foster was the Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the California Attorney General’s Office, San Diego, California. In the book entitled The Appellate Prosecutor: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Bob Foster’s chapter on “Appellate Strategies” examines tactical and strategic issues involved in [...]

CREATIVE LEGAL OPINIONS

The Camel Cigarette Ad CaseCreative writing is a confection – a treat to read and a treat to experience. Two judges got creative in their opinions in the Camel cartoon case. In 1998, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company entered into a multi-billion dollar settlement with several states and as part of the settlement agreed not [...]

FIELDING DIFFICULT QUESTIONS FROM THE BENCH

Appellate Advocacy Advice from Justice Paul AndersonConcrete advice on how to field tough questions from the appellate bench is provided by Justice Paul Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Chapter 16 of The Appellate Prosecutor book. Justice Anderson states:“Appellate judges enjoy asking questions. It is our lifeblood. It is how we seek to understand [...]

APPELLATE ADVOCACY: A PRACTICAL AND INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE BOOK

The Appellate Prosecutor: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Appellate Advocacy is a book for appellate advocates, particularly those in attorney general’s and prosecutor’s offices.Judge Charles Moylan, thirty-year veteran of the appellate bench and renowned lecturer put it this way:"This work in my judgment will find an indispensable place on the desk, or at the [...]