This course is designed to develop advanced skills in research and writing. It emphasizes organizational skills, effective problem analysis, research, and effective communication of legal appellate arguments. Students will prepare a bibliographic essay, as well as a rough draft and a final version of an appellate brief, and will present an oral argument before a panel of attorneys. Students will receive peer and faculty critiques on the appellate brief. Guest speakers frequently include practicing attorneys with special expertise in appellate advocacy and members of the Montana Supreme Court.