Columbia Law School's Appellate Advocacy Competition

Made possible by the generous support of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

October 11, 2010

Brief - Required Sections

Each team's brief shall contain the following sections:

A. Title Page (Including participant and client names.  Please note who wrote which section of the argument)

B. Table of Contents

C. Table of Authorities

D. Questions Presented

E. Stipulations

F. Key Constitutional and Statutory Provisions

G. Statement of the Case

H. Statement of Facts

I. Summary of the Arguments

J. Argument

K. Conclusion

Teammates should collaborate to produce all sections described above except for (I) and (J).  The argument section for any one issue may be no longer than twenty pages double-spaced.