Teaches students the basic skills all lawyers use in the representation of clients. Students observe and discuss model demonstrations of client communication, persuasion, and advocacy skills and then practice these skills in a small-group setting. Performance exercises include deposition, direct examination, cross-examination, closing argument and final trial. Students also write an appellate brief and make an appellate argument. Small group meetings are scheduled on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Large Group meets on Thursdays.
This class has a drop policy that is more stringent than others because of the complex scheduling required: students will NOT be allowed to drop the course later than 1 week prior to the start of semester classes.
The lecture portion of this course is scheduled for daytime in the Spring semesters and for evenings in the Fall semesters.
Grading: Grading is based primarily on written work and performance during small-group exercises and final trial.
Prerequisite(s): Writing & Representation - Advice & Persuasion (WRAP). It is recommended, but not required, that students take Evidence prior to or concurrent with Advocacy. Full-time students typically take Advocacy in the Spring of the second year; part-time students typically take Advocacy in Fall of the third year.
Taught by: Hon. Ann L. Alton Dawn Bakst Jim Ballentine Hon. Mike Baxter Barbara A Becker Louise Behrendt Benjamin Butler Bruce P. Candlin Patricia R. Cangemi Jodie L. Carlson William E. Dane Michael A. Dees Rita DeMeules Christine C. DeMoss ’90 William Drinane Jon R. Duckstad Caroline Durham Mary Gillen Fenske Tarell Friedley Jon Geffen Jill Gerber Philip W. Getts Mark Greene Kathryn Grosdidier Carolyn Grose Mark Hammer Thomas Harmon Roger Haydock Terry Hegna John Hennen Kerri Hermann Robert W. Herr Chad Hintz Greg Holly Connie Iversen Josh Jacobson Eric G. Johnson Ann Juergens Susan King Peter Knapp Earle Kyle Eric Larson Jean A. Lastine Bryan J. Leary Maggie Mahoney Louis R. Mande Sara L. Martin Rick Mattox Cynthia L. McCollum Mary McMahon Jessica Merz-Godes Mark Metz Lynn M. Meyer Peter G. Mikhail David Miller Michael B. Miller Erika R. Mozangue David P. Murrin Timothy Nelson Hon. Jan Craig Nelson Michael T. Norton Ralph J. Overholt Theresa Peterson Matthew Pfohl Christopher Powers Tracy Reid Gregory J. Reigel Galen D. Robinson Karl Robinson Lawrence Rocheford Craig Roen Hon. Michael J. Roith Leslie Rosenberg Eileen Scallen J. Asha Sharma Ann Curme Shaw Kristin Siegesmund Tracy Smith Pamela Marie Spera Sara Stoltman Robert Tennant Elizabeth A. Thompson Cheri Townsend Dan Van Loh Nancy Ver Steegh Sarah Walter Michael Waterman Shawn Webb Raymond A. Wood
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