LAW 5407: Trial Advocacy - 2211

Trial Advocacy
Class Term:
Fall Term 2020-2021
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Class Number:
Class Schedule:
Professor(s): Type:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

The Hon. Beth A. Lazzara Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil Division 509 County Courthouse Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Judge Lazzara's courtroom is on the fifth floor, and students can enter the Courthouse via the Ross Street entrance if they arrive before 5:00 p.m.

Grading Details

Grading will be based on class performance as well as participation in critique sessions.



A course devoted to the art of presentation and persuasion in the courtroom. Students will be engaged in preparation for, and performance of, all basic phases of a typical trial including jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, techniques for introducing evidence, closing argument, etc. Emphasis will be on actual performance of mock problems in a true courtroom setting, as well as instructor's critique of those performances.

Trial Advocacy