Course Description

LAW 977 - Advanced Topics in Trial Advocacy

This is a practical course in trial advocacy for students who have already learned the mechanics of conducting a trial and are looking to take the next step as courtroom advocates.  We will explore—and practice through simulation—more advanced concepts and techniques, including jury selection, storytelling, witness control, use of courtroom technology, and performance skills.  Each simulation exercise will include student performance, self-assessment, and individualized feedback from peers and the instructor. 

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Justin Bernstein 19S 977 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 Yes No
Prerequisite: Law 211. Evidence and one of the following Law 705. Civil Trial Advocacy, Law 720. Criminal Trial Advocacy, or Law 795. Advanced Trial Advocacy.Law 977 meets 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/14, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18 from 9:00 - 12:00pm in RM 1310. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 12/21/18.
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Mini-Courses;