Students who have permission of the instructor and fulfill the other requirements may enroll in Advanced Appellate Clinic. This program offers students the opportunity to represent clients in criminal appeals with the cooperation of the State Appellate Defender’s Office. The course examines, through practical application of case analysis and legal representation, the issues relating to error preservation, ethics and procedure in appellate practice, and the practical skills of research, persuasive brief writing and oral advocacy. Students enrolled in this clinic will prepare at least two briefs and accompanying Appendices, and argue a case before either the Iowa Court of Appeals or the Iowa Supreme Court.
Drake University Law School Clinic
2400 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Phone: (515) 271-3851
Fax: (515) 271-4100
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Faculty & StaffGordon Allen
, professor of law, supervises/instructs second and third year law students handling appellate law.
All cases for the Appellate Advocacy Clinic are court assigned. All clients are convicted defendants.