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Spring 2023 • Section 27

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. This course also requires that students attend (online or in-person) weekly demonstrations/lectures geared to the weekly assignment. 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 2023 schedule for further information).


Day/Time Location Note
T 4:00-5:50 PM Klein 2A CIV PRO II
F 2:00-3:50 PM Klein 2A Additional CIV PRO II - 1st & 2nd Week
Th 5:00-8:50 PM Klein 5A Trial Advocacy II

Course Details


Instructor To Be Announced

Credit Hours

5 Credits



Course Type
  • Integrated Trial Advocacy Program
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Students will be automatically registered in the same ITAP section for the spring 2023 as they were assigned in the Fall.

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)

Book List/Materials