Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

441: Trial Practice-Modern Trials

Credit Hours



Trial Practice I



Advanced Trial Practice with Courtroom Technology is an advanced trial practice course qualifying for credit towards the advocacy certificate. This three-hour, graded credit course is designed to teach students how to prepare and try cases in a modern environment. Students will learn to conduct dynamic and persuasive courtroom presentations by combining advanced trial advocacy skills with courtroom presentation tools, including Sanction II and PowerPoint. Following several weeks of advocacy and software instruction and workshops, students pair into teams to try multiple, hi-tech, mock trials. Course materials include student licenses for Sanction II. The course will be taught by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Ferrara and plaintiff's attorney Brian Monico (both Loyola alums). Trial Practice I is a course prerequisite.