Advocacy Survey

This class has a mandatory evening skills component (Monday or Wednesday evening). Students must register for both the lecture (376M) and either Monday or Wednesday evening skills portion (176N) of the class. Advocacy survey is designed for beginning advocacy students who are interested in gaining exposure to all areas of advocacy. While focusing primarily on trial skills, the course will also cover topics such as motion practice and alternative dispute resolution. By combining theory through the lecture sessions with technique training in periodic skills sessions, students are able to practice what they learn. Students get hands-on practice in areas such as opening and closing statements, the use and relevance of technology in litigation, and the basic skills necessary to try a case. The skill sessions will end with the trial of a case. Students will examine a case file from pretrial motions, ADR, arbitration, voir dire and trial. This is a 4-credit class (1 credit pass/fail, 3 credits graded). Prerequisite or Concurrent: Evidence.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 2.139
Wednesday 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 3.142
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/11/14 8:30 am A-Z
2.137

Textbooks

  • Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis & Strategy - Marilyn Berger, John Mitchell & Ronald Clark
      Aspen, edition: 3rd Edition
      ISBN: 978-0-7355-9816-4   (required)
  • The Articulate Advocate - Brian K. Johnson & Marsha Hunter
      Crown King Books, edition: 2009
      ISBN: 978-0-9796895-0-5   (required)
  • Trial Advocacy: Assignments & Case Files - Marilyn Berger, John Mitchell & Ronald Clark
      Aspen, edition: 2nd Edition
      ISBN: 978-0-7355-0735-7   (required)