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Winning On Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument, Second Edition

Winning On Appeal: Better Briefs and Oral Argument, Second Edition

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Winning on Appeal has been adopted by top-flight law schools for appellate advocacy courses. It also has become a popular desk reference on how to write an effective brief and deliver a persuasive oral argument.

In the Second Edition, Ruggero J. Aldisert, a 40-year veteran of the federal appeals bench, fundamentally reorganizes the book. By creating 25 chapters in place of the previous 17, Aldisert creates a wonderfully instructive how-to manual for the appellate advocate and a must volume for those who select appellate advocates.

Throughout Winning on Appeal, 19 current chief justices of state courts, nine chief judges of U.S. Courts of Appeals, more than 20 U.S. Circuit and state appellate judges contribute their thoughts on how to write a brief and how to argue a case-information that is not available in any other publication or resource. Judge Aldisert draws the perfect roadmap for the attorney who wants to win on appeal.


"With 35 years on the appellate bench, Judge Aldisert has a huge network of friends in judicial and appellate practitioner ranks - people who now provide quotable guidance throughout his book, in one or a few sentences, on everything from perfecting the written argument to pet peeves, from vignettes on being persuasive to a "compendium of advice" on what makes a brief effective."

-Oregon Bar Bulletin

"Winning on Appeal is an impressive achievement. Appellate lawyers and judges will profit immensely from consulting it."

-William J. Brennan, Jr., Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1957-1990)

"Told from a judge's viewpoint, the book is an expose of appellate lawyering from the other side of the bench. It fills a curious void in the existing literature on appellate advocacy, until now authored almost exclusively by non-judges. While practitioners and academics often have invaluable insights, theirs is only half the story."

-Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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