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Intensive Trial Advocacy Program

Program Offers Unique Opportunity in Trial Skills Training

The Advocacy Center offers a two-credit week-long course for training law students to be trial lawyers – ITAP – the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. This innovative course immerses students in trial practice for seven full days, under the direction of a 25-person faculty. In one intense week, students learn to try a civil or criminal case, an opportunity available at few law schools across the country. Lawyers and judges work with students each day in small group workshops focused on student performance of trial skills. The instruction, practice, critique, and lecture culminate on the final trial day, as students conduct a jury trial to verdict in a simulated civil or criminal case they have prepared during the week.