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Spring 2021 • Section 22

Course Description

The "Integrated Trial Advocacy Program" (ITAP) is a two semester, ten credit course package. ITAP combines Evidence, Civil Procedure II and trial advocacy skills. In the Fall, Evidence and Trial Advocacy I coupled with the spring courses of Civil Procedure II and Trial Advocacy II, introduce students to the basic skills of analyzing a trial file, examining witnesses, making and meeting objections and offers of proof, introducing exhibits, and delivering opening statements and closing arguments through a "learning by doing" or student performance format. Trial Ad I has a decidedly criminal trial advocacy orientation. The course culminates with students trying a mock criminal jury trial. Particular attention is given to the interplay between the law of evidence and the art of trial advocacy. Trial Ad II has a decidedly civil trial advocacy orientation (see the Spring 2018 schedule for further information).


Day/Time Location Note
T 4:00-5:50 PM Online Meeting CIV PRO II
F 2:00-3:50 PM Online Meeting Additional CIV PRO II - 1st Week
Th 1:00-3:50 PM Online Meeting Trial Advocacy II

Course Details

  • Richard Kolb
Credit Hours

5 Credits



Course Type
  • Integrated Trial Advocacy Program
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

To participate in ITAP Section 21, request it in SSB using CRN 22578 (further info is on the Web site). ITAP courses for this section are: (Fall) Evidence 540-021 & Trial Ad I 460-021, (Spring) Civ Pro II 517-021 & Trial Ad II 461-021 plus an online lecture. Trial Ad I counts for 2 credits of Experiential courses and Trial Ad II counts for 3 credits of Experiential courses. Part of a two semester, ten credit course package. See course description.

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0558 (Introduction to Trial Advocacy)
  • LAW D462 (Integrated Transactional Program)

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