Civil Procedure Quick Tip: Appellate Standards of Review

Appellate Standards of Review

Understanding the appellate standards of review is important because these procedural rules can be tested on any MBE® subject—not just civil procedure. And if you pursue a career in litigation, these standards will help you assess whether you should appeal an adverse final judgment or how worried you should be if the opposing party files a notice of appeal. That’s why UWorld created this simple flowchart that will help you identify which standard of review applies and how much deference the appellate court will give the lower court.

Use this flowchart when answering practice questions in the UWorld MBE QBank. Click here to access our QBank or purchase a subscription.

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