Course Description

LAW 705 - Trial Advocacy

This is a practical, experiential course on how try to conduct a trial.  Students will learn, and then perform during exercises and simulations, the basic skills of a trial lawyer: opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, objections, and closing argument.  The course will involve criminal and civil trial advocacy and, for their final trial, each student will choose whether they want to conduct a civil or criminal trial.  SCHEDULING NOTE: There will be one hour of lecture per week, and the class will divide into smaller sections so students can perform the skills they have learned and receive feedback; these smaller sections will meet twice a week for 90 minutes.  All of these times are incorporated into the listed schedule. 

This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis. Given the overlap in content, students who take this class may not also take the introductory classes in civil trial advocacy or criminal trial advocacy.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Steven Derian /
Charles Anderson
19F 705 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 8, 4:00pm. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/30/2019.
Justin Bernstein 19F 705 LEC 2 R 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 8, 4:00pm. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/30/2019.
Justin Bernstein 19F 705 LEC 3 R 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 8, 4:00pm. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 8/30/2019.
Steven Derian /
Amelia Collins
20S 705 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No
Pre or Corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline TBD. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm 1/24/2020.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Alison Regan 17F 705 LEC 2 M 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 3.0 Yes No
Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential coursesenrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 26, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/25/2017.
Steven Derian /
Charles Anderson
17F 705 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 26, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/25/2017.
Steven Derian 18S 705 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; See: ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Albert Moore 18S 705 LEC 2 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process. See: ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Steven Derian /
Charles Anderson
18F 705 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline July 2, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/24/2018.
Justin Bernstein 18F 705 LEC 2 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline July 2, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/24/2018.
Steven Derian 19S 705 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
Pre- or Corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline 1/25/2019.
Categories
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Civil Litigation; Criminal Law and Procedure; Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession; Public Interest Law and Policy;