Advocacy Survey

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 3.142

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam December 17, 2015 8:30 am A-Z in 2.140


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis & Strategy *
Marilyn Berger, John Mitchell & Ronald Clark
Aspen / Wolters Kluwer , edition: 4th Edition
ISBN: 9781454841531
The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers *
Brian K. Johnson & Marsha Hunter
Crown King Books , edition: 2009
ISBN: 9780979689505


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
09/25/2015 Exam information updated
Instructor(s) updated