This fall, nine “brave souls,” undeterred by a 7:30 a.m. class start time, will be the first students in the new University of Pennsylvania Law School’s appellate advocacy clinic.

The clinic joins a growing community of law school Supreme Court and appellate litigation clinics. But there’s a difference, said clinic co-director Ilana Eisenstein, partner and co-chair of DLA Piper’s appellate advocacy practice.