Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

1L Advocacy Requirements

1L Advocacy Requirements

All first year students are required to attend two advocacy events during the course of the year in order to expose them to various aspects of the litigation process and prepare them for upper level courses.

First, each student must serve as a juror at one of the final trials of the upperclassmen in the Trial Practice courses. 1Ls are given an opportunity to observe a full-length trial, and to render a verdict. Students have several dates each year on which they may complete this requirement - final trials are held in November, January, April and May. To sign up for a Jury Duty date, click here.

The Jury Duty Dates for the 2015-2016 academic year are:

Saturday, November 14th at 8:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19th at 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 16th 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21st 2016 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23rd 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There are limits to how many students may sign up for each day, and all students are required to complete this activity, so please sign up for a date as soon as possible.

Second, each student must attend one round of the Intraschool Moot Court Competition. This event allows first year students to observe the appellate process, as second year students compete against each other in rounds of oral arguments. The Intraschool Moot Court Competition is held in February.

Please note that your 1L Legal Writing II grade will be withheld until these requirements are completed.