(LAWJ-5002) - 2 UNITS

Loyola offers third-year day students and fourth-year evening students interested in appellate advocacy the opportunity to participate in the Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic.

In this competitive two-semester clinic, students represent indigent individuals who have an appeal pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Cases typically involve civil rights issues and often involve prison inmates who are challenging their treatment or conditions of confinement in state prisons.

In a typical year, students in the clinic draft and file the opening brief on appeal during the fall semester. The government's answer brief will be typically be filed in December or January. Clinic students spend their spring semester drafting the reply brief and preparing for oral argument, which usually takes place in April.

Enrollment is competitive and by application only. Application information is available for registered Symplicity users (search job postings) and at

Satisfies Pro Bono Requirement   Experiential Course