Areas of Focus

Trial Advocacy

From competitions to a strong curriculum focused on oral and written presentation skills, UCLA Law offers comprehensive training for students interested in trial advocacy.

The A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy provides an extensive education in the strategies and techniques required to be a successful litigator. Through an array of courses, competitions and clinical opportunities, students learn how to prepare for and conduct jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations and closing arguments, as well as how to make and respond to evidentiary objections. Students gain opportunities to apply these skills in class simulations, trial tournaments and on behalf of actual clients in state and federal courts.

See All
Jun 10, 2024

Trial team ends another record-breaking year as the nation’s top squad

Read More
Oct 03, 2023

Justin Bernstein talks to Law360 about litigation tactics in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial

Read More