Appellate Academy

Faculty Sponsor: Professor Lucy Williams


The BYU Law Appellate Academy is a rigorous training program designed to introduce students to appellate practice. Students will participate in exercises designed to teach and strengthen appellate advocacy skills, including appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. The 2023 Appellate Academy will be held at the Los Angeles, CA offices of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, which is home to one of the largest and most experienced appellate practices in the nation. As part of this program, students will hear from and interact with judges and top attorneys in the field as well as explore Los Angeles and all that it has to offer. ,

A Word from Our Firm Sponsor:

Founded in Southern California over 125 years ago, Gibson Dunn has grown into a global law firm of over 1,800 lawyers located in 20 offices in major cities throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Recognized as “Appellate Group of the Year” in 2021 for the third consecutive year, Gibson Dunn’s Appellate and Constitutional Law practice has an unmatched record of success representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States. Gibson Dunn is known for its unparalleled federal and state appellate advocacy and briefs and argues federal appeals in every regional circuit, the D.C. Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and dozens of state courts of appeals every year. Additionally, Gibson Dunn boasts over 240 attorneys who served as law clerks in federal and state appellate courts, including more than 25 who clerked at the United States Supreme Court.