Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Experiential Learning

416: Trial Practice I - Intensive

Credit Hours



416- Trial Practice I (Intensive) (3)



Trial Practice I Intensive (Law 416) is open to students that are concurrently enrolled in the summer evidence course. The intensive course will be offered over three weekends in June to allow students the flexibility to work during the weekdays. 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. Students are typically paired with a partner to conduct a bench trial and a jury trial during the course. Due to the nature of planning this course, the mini term withdrawal policies do not apply. Instructor permission to drop the course is required after April 29, 2016.

The dates and times of the course are: 
Friday, June 3 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 4 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Sunday, June 5 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 11 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Sunday, June 12 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Friday, June 17 1:00-5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 18 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.