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Appellate Advocacy Skills Bibliography

The following materials focus in whole or in part on successful strategies and techniques in the writing of appellate briefs and oral arguments at the appellate level. It includes both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats.

Print Sources

Baker, Thomas E.
A primer on the jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, / Thomas E. Baker
Washington, D.C. : Federal Judicial Center, 2009
2nd ed.
vii, 111 p. ; 24 cm.
KF9052. B35 2009



Childress, Steven Alan
Federal standards of review, / Steven Alan Childress, Martha S. Davis
New Providence, N.J. : LexisNexis, 2010
4th ed.
3 v. ; 27 cm. / CONTENTS: v. 1. Civil cases and general review principles, v. 2. Criminal cases, v. 3 Administrative appeals.
KF4575 .C48 2010



Cross, Frank B.
Decision making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, / Frank B. Cross
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007
253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
KF8990 .C76 2007


Klein, David E.

Making law in the United States Courts of Appeals,  / David E. Klein
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
x, 180 p. ; 24 cm. / CONTENTS:  Lawmaking in a hierarchical judicial system -- Theory and hypotheses -- The cases -- Influences on circuit judges' responses: case evidence -- Influences on circuit judges' responses: interview evidence -- Anticipating the Supreme Court -- Implications and future directions.
KF8750 .K59 2002

Knibb, David G.
Federal Court of Appeals manual : a manual on practice in the United States Courts of Appeals, / David G. Knibb

St. Paul, Minn : Thomson/West, 2007
5th ed.
1 v. (various paging) : forms ; 26 cm.
KF9050 .K55 2007



Mayer Brown LLP
Federal appellate practice, / Mayer Brown LLP ; editor-in-chief Philip Allen Lacovara ; contributing authors James E. Barz ... [et al.]

Arlington, VA : BNA Books, 2008
xlii, 955 p. : forms ; 26 cm.
Reserve KF9050 .F43 2008



Reagan, Robert Timothy
Citing unpublished opinions in federal appeals, / Robert Timothy Reagan ... [et al.]
Washington, DC (One Columbus Circle N.E., Washington 20002-8003) : Federal Judicial Center, 2005
vi, 308 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
KF9052.A459 R43 2005



Tigar, Michael E.
Federal appeals : jurisdiction and practice, / Michael E. Tigar, Jane B. Tigar
[St. Paul, Minn.] : West Group, 1999

3rd ed.

1 v. (various pagings) ; 26 cm. / Federal practice series (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
KF9050 .T54 1999



Davies, Mark Simon
Patent appeals : the elements of effective advocacy in the Federal Circuit, / Mark Simon Davies
Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
xiv, 297 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
KF3155 .D38 2008

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