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LAW D460: ITAP - Section 26
Fall 2023 • Section D26 • CRN 22583

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, and weekly skills lectures. In the Fall, Evidence, and Trial Advocacy I, and weekly skills lectures coupled with the spring courses of Civil Procedure II, and Trial Advocacy II, and weekly skills lectures, 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 2024 schedule for further information).


Day/Time Location Note
M/W 10:15-11:30 AM Klein 1E Evidence
Th 4:00-5:15 PM Klein 2B Addl. Evidence (first 2 wks)
W 5:30-8:20 PM Klein 5A Performance Section - Trial Advocacy I (begins week 3) - Professor Charles Cunningham
W 9:00-9:50 AM TBA Weekly Skills Lecture

Course Details

  • Charles Cunningham
  • Jules Epstein
Credit Hours

5 Credits



Course Type
  • Integrated Trial Advocacy Program
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Part of a two semester, ten credit course package, Fall semester fulfills 2 skills credits plus Spring semester fulfills 3 skills credits. 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)

Book List/Materials