The Concentration in Advocacy provides students with the intellectual and practical skills necessary to become effective litigators at the trial and appellate levels.
The Concentration is nationally unique in that it exposes students to three sets of experiences essential to the development of skilled litigators.
The Concentration requirements are as follows:
Coordinator: Anthony O'Rourke
Evidence must be taken in the 2L year. It is a corequisite for students taking Trial Advocacy in the fall semester of their 2L year, and a prerequisite for students taking Trial Advocacy after the fall semester of their 2L year.
A. Simulation Learning Requirements (9 credits):
B. Client Advocacy Requirement (4 credits):
C. Advocacy Competition Requirement—at least one (1) credit from the following list of courses, including participation in a competition offered through that course:
D. Core Doctrine Requirements (12 credits)
a. Evidence (must be taken 2L Year) (613 LEC)
b. Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (564 LEC)
c. Six (6) credits from the following list of courses:
i. Administrative Law (631 LEC)
ii. Conflicts of Laws (605 LEC)
iii. Complex Litigation (662 LEC)
iv. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (694 LEC)
iv. Federal Courts (600 LEC)
v. An alternative, doctrinally challenging lecture course approved in advance by the Director of the Advocacy Institute.