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.


Andy Warhol Foundation, Inc. v. Goldsmith
303 Creative LLC v. Elenis
Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard

Case Dates: 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/21, 11/22, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30

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 Appellate Advocacy cases, including earlier cases in the procedural history.