Clinic students gain practical appellate-level experience by working with judges, lawyers, and clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cincinnati. Overall, the clinic helps students develop skills for identifying issues, doing legal research, and drafting and preparing for oral arguments.
How to qualify
Students must have completed 28 credit hours and have completed, or be enrolled in, the Professional Responsibility course. Upper-level students with excellent research and writing skills will receive priority for clinic spots.
What to expect
The clinic teaches students the basics of appellate advocacy by providing an opportunity to brief actual appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit or other appellate courts. Some students may be able to argue those appeals before the Sixth Circuit. Classes are conducted in the evening at a law firm in downtown Cincinnati. Students from the University of Cincinnati College of Law also enroll in the clinic.