Intensive Trial Skills

This class is designed for the serious advocacy student interested in improving advocacy skills through intensive training exercises and immersion into trial, arbitration and civil litigation skills. In the Intensive Advocacy course, students are divided into small groups and tracts.  The tracts will be trial and ADR/trial. Students will try case after case throughout the semester for a deep immersion in advocacy skills. The course teaches students how to try and defend a case alone as well as how to partner during a trial. This is a fast-paced, intensive course intended for students with the interest, commitment and energy necessary to participate in multiple trials during the semester. This is a 4-credit class (1 credit letter graded; 3 credits pass/fail). Students can take the graded portion P/F if they so choose. Prerequisites: Advocacy Survey and Evidence

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 1:15 - 2:05 pm TNH 3.140
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
  • 1 credit hour counts toward ABA Experiential Learning Requirement

  • Corresponding Classes


    • Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers - Keith Evans
        The Capitol.Net , edition: 2004
        ISBN: 9781587331855   (required)
    • Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking & Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century - Gerard J. Puccio, Marie Mance, Laura Barbero Switalski, Paul D. Reali
        ICSC Press, International Center for Studies in Creativity , edition: 2012
        ISBN: 9780984979516   (required)
    • The First Trial: Where do I sit? What do I say? In a Nutshell - Steven Goldberg & Tracy McCormack
        West Academic , edition: 3rd
        ISBN: 9781634602709   (required)