Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

411: Trial Practice I

Credit Hours





411- Trial Practice I (3)



This graded 3 unit course offers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to conduct a trial, including case analysis, opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, evidentiary objections and foundations for admissibility of evidence, and closing arguments. The student/faculty ratio is 8 to 1. The faculty rotate among the student groups and each student is given the opportunity to perform the exercises necessary to learn the skill. Each student is paired with a partner and required to conduct a bench trial and a jury trial during the course of the semester. Prerequisite:  Evidence