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Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration Requirements & Curriculum

Students must complete the required and elective courses designated below. With prior written approval, the Concentration Director may vary the requirements of this program in individual cases for good cause. A minimum of 18 units are required for the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration.

Core Courses

CourseUnits
Global Lawyering Skills II (required) (Journal service is not a substitute for GLS II for the Concentration.) 2, 2
Trial Advocacy (required) 3
Pretrial Advocacy (complete one)Units
Civil Pretrial Litigation 2
Criminal Pretrial Litigation 2
Taking and Defending Depositions 2
Federal Pretrial/Trial Litigation Seminar 2, 2
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (complete one)Units
Art of Plea Bargaining 1
Arbitration: Advocacy & Practice 1
Negotiation & Settlements 2 or 3
Mediation 3
Negotiating Disputes Into Deals 1
Capstone (complete one)Units
Advanced Trial Advocacy 3
Advanced Appellate Advocacy Seminar 2, 2
Mock Trial 2, 2
Moot Court Competition Teams 2, 2
Experiential (complete one course)Units
Legal Clinic or Field Placement with a litigation or ADR focus (advance written approval required) 3

 

Elective Courses (complete one)

CourseUnits
Advanced Criminal Procedure 2 or 3
Alternatives to Litigation in Family Law 2
California Parole Hearings and Litigation 1
Capital Punishment 3
Civil Rights Litigation 2
Criminal Law Defenses 2
Expert & Scientific Evidence 2
Federal Courts 3
Federal Habeas Corpus 3
International Criminal Law 2 or 3
Local Agency Practice - Advice and Litigation 2
Persuasive Public Speaking 2
Representing Local Agencies: Advocate, Neutral Counselor, Risk Assessor 1
Trial Skills in Family Law 2
White Collar Crime 2

 

Questions?

Contact Professor Jay Leach, Director, Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration
Email | 916.739.7002