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LAW 0569: Advanced Trial Advocacy (Civil)
Spring 2024 • Section 21 • CRN 2413

Course Description

Bridging theory to practice—a practical approach to litigating a civil lawsuit from inception to jury trial. The course will explore client interviewing, case investigation, identifying sources of information, drafting discovery requests, identifying witnesses to depose, conducting depositions, developing themes for trial, identifying and drafting motions in limine, direct and cross-examining lay and expert witnesses at trial, crafting opening and closing statements and utilizing technology in all aspects of the case, including trial. The course will include extensive class participation including in-class depositions, openings and closings, and direct and cross examinations. The instructors are seasoned trial attorneys.


Day/Time Location
T 5:30-8:20 PM Klein 1A

Course Details

  • Larry Bendesky
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Non-Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0460 (Trial Advocacy I ) or LAW 0558 (Introduction to Trial Advocacy)
  • LAW 0461 (Trial Advocacy II) or LAW 0558 (Introduction to Trial Advocacy)
  • LAW 0540 (Evidence)

Book List/Materials