Practicing Persuasive Legal Written and Oral Advocacy: Case File III
Based on a tort action in federal court against an Alabama church for financial exploitation by a pastoral counselor, this case simulation problem offers a complete set of court documents to supplement your Persuasive Legal Writing, Pretrial Practice, Appellate Advocacy, or Moot Court. Case File III presents a complete set of realistic court documents ; A complaint, defensive motions with supporting documentation, and transcripts of six depositions in Petrillo v. Rooks. A notice of appeal from a dispositive opinion and order Case File III is a solid platform for: Written and oral exercises ; One or more memoranda and oral arguments before the district court ; Briefs and oral arguments before the court of appeals. Case File III raises numerous legal issues, such as: Diversity jurisdiction ; State law bases for church liability for pastoral misconduct ; Constitutional limits on church liability for pastoral misconduct ; Testimonial privilege for confidential communications with clergy members.
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Vitiello, Michael; Miller, David W.; and Fontham, Michael R., "Practicing Persuasive Legal Written and Oral Advocacy: Case File III" (2005). McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials. 65.