Certificate Program Overview

Certificate Requirements

  • Successful completion of ITAP and four other Advocacy and Litigation courses in the J.D. program
  • Attendance at five lectures in the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Program
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in Advocacy courses as well as a 2.50 GPA overall
  • Participation as a witness or juror in designated mock trials or serving as a teaching assistant in an approved advocacy course

Required Courses

2nd year day/3rd year evening:

  • ITAP (Evidence and Trial Advocacy in the Fall; Civil Procedure II and Trial Advocacy II in the Spring).

3rd year day/4th year evening:

  • Students must take 3 electives from either Menu A or Menu B as laid out on the Certificate Registration form
  • 1 Litigation clinical (day students only; evening students take a fourth elective)
  • LL.M. lectures in Litigation Strategy (no credit)