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Thomas J. Leach

Thomas J. Leach

Professor of Law Emeritus
Director, Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration
B.A., Cornell University
M.A.T., Wesleyan University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania


Phone: 916.739.7002
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Office Hours

Monday from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Professor Jay Leach teaches in the law school’s award-winning trial advocacy program. Professor Leach has significant experience in courts and in various alternative dispute resolution settings. His scholarly interests are focused on evidence, advocacy in comparative perspective, and the teaching of advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer for programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and has also lectured in several Chinese law schools.

Courses: Trial Advocacy, Pursuasive Public Speaking, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Evidence (ITAP)

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