LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Jury Trial Curriculum
Each student will try a variety of civil and criminal cases throughout the year in bench and jury trial formats. LL.M. course offerings culminate in a series of spring semester trials. Students apply their knowledge of foundation curricula: litigation strategy, motions, depositions, expert testimony, jury dynamics, and courtroom technology to present compelling arguments to judges and jurors. Experienced litigators and respected judges preside over the trials, providing individual critiques with each performance. Valuable feedback is also provided by jurors. Students perfect their craft by viewing their own video-recorded performances and trials. The completion of written self critiques allows students to self correct and fine-tune their personal styles and advocacy skills.