Trial Advocacy I
Trial Advocacy I is an experiential class where students learn by doing. The course has four basic components: the large class lecture/exercises; small group clinical sessions; reading to be done outside of class; and the final trial. The small groups are limited to ten or fewer students to allow students every opportunity to practice the art of advocacy. The final trial takes place at the St. Louis City Circuit Courthouse in real courtrooms in front of live juries.
Trial Advocacy II: Civil/Criminal
Trial Advocacy II is designed as an intensive course and is divided into two sections; civil and criminal. Depending upon the section, students will hone their trial advocacy skills based on the underlying substantive and procedural law of either the criminal or civil systems. This course is taught each semester by practicing trial attorneys to ensure students are exposed to the nuances involved in representing each side to a dispute.