Appellate Advocacy at Vermont Law School



Welcome to Vermont Law School’s Appellate Advocacy page. For those of you not familiar with Appellate Advocacy, it is a course that students take in the summer or fall of their second year. Students learn advanced legal writing and appellate advocacy skills. They ultimately write a brief and argue a case before a panel of judges each July and November. The cases change from year to year because they are based on real cases pending before the United States Supreme Court.

We created this page to make the Appellate Advocacy experience for our students and judges easier. To the left you will find links to the dockets and instructional pages for students and judges. Listed at left is a link for judges to sign up and access case information and a link for students to submit briefs.


Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski

Salinas v. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, No. 19-199

Edwards v. Vannoy

Case Dates: 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20

Notice to Students: Students must, as always, adhere to the honor code. You may not review any briefs filed with the Supreme Court or any lower court pertaining to the four Appellate Advocacy cases, including earlier cases in the procedural history.