LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Motions Curriculum
Students learn persuasive pre-trial motions by arguing before regional judges and trial lawyers. In this court room setting, LL.M. lawyers are paired against one another and argue a variety of motions on topics including Discovery, Privilege Logs, Work Product, Lack of Jurisdiction, Summary Judgment, and Preliminary Injunction. Judge instructors render rulings and provide individual feedback on students’ pre-trial performance. To address the significant interplay between litigation and appellate practice, students learn to identify potential appellate issues at the trial stage, and properly preserve those issues through oral and written motions. During this component, experienced appellate practitioners sit as judge instructors and critique students’ oral arguments.