Advanced Trial Advocacy is a three-credit class geared toward students who want to become trial lawyers. Over the course of a semester, students have the opportunity to prepare and try at least one jury trial under the close supervision of an instructor.
The course is taught by seasoned litigators and judges, with each class meeting for three hours weekly. The only prerequisite is that students have already taken Trial Advocacy.
In class, students have the opportunity to apply the skills they acquired in Basic Trial Advocacy to complex litigation matters such as medical malpractice and serious felonies such as murder or robbery. Students also learn more about real life courtroom practice, including the use of technology for the presentation of evidence.
Unlike the basic Trial Advocacy courses, students in Advanced Trial Advocacy are expected to start presenting evidence and have a complete understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure from day one.
If you are interested in further developing your trial skills, you should consider enrolling in Advanced Trial Advocacy. There are currently four sections offered for Fall 2011, Monday – Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm.