How to Argue and Win an Appeal
Rick Hill, who concentrated on oral arguments, said you have to have “absolute, 100 percent complete deference” for the bench and flexibility in presenting your argument. Regarding briefs, Scott Farrow (J.D.’86) said a key to success in preparing your brief is to write as much of one section at a time as possible. “It’s too hard to get into the flow if you have to stop and start, stop and start.”
Farrow, Scott A.; Hill, Richard H. II; and Carlson, Ronald L., "How to Argue and Win an Appeal" (2006). Other Lectures and Presentations. 13.