Trial Advocacy College (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 36/50
Credits: 2
Days* Date Time Room
  • S
  • U
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • 01/07/2023
  • 01/08/2023
  • 01/09/2023
  • 01/10/2023
  • 01/11/2023
  • 01/12/2023
  • 0800-1800
  • 0800-1800
  • 0800-1800
  • 0800-1800
  • 0800-1800
  • 0800-1800
  • WB152
  • WB152
  • WB152
  • WB152
  • WB152
  • WB152
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The Trial Advocacy College ( is offered through the offices of Virginia Continuing Legal Education (Virginia CLE) in cooperation with the Law School. More than 100 lawyers from around the country typically attend; 50 additional places in the College are reserved for Virginia law students. The Director of the College, Stephen A. Saltzburg, is a Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and a former Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. He co-founded the College in 1982. The faculty consists of some of America's best trial lawyers and outstanding judges. The College represents the most advanced advocacy training available through the Law School and has been widely regarded as one of the best programs in the country for more than 30 years. This is an advocacy skills, hands-on course. The course is graded on a credit/no-credit basis. The National Trial Advocacy College web site ( has additional information, including video clips.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Each student will practice every aspect of advocacy within a small group setting, culminating in a trial before a real jury. Successful completion of the College requires regular attendance, preparation, and effort..

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Defense Clinic, or Prosecution Clinic recommended, but not required. Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Students registration fee for 2023 is $300, which includes written materials; a copy of Prof. Satzburg’s book; continental breakfast Saturday through Thursday, lunch Saturday through Thursday; morning and afternoon snacks, Saturday through Thursday; coffee/tea/water/soft drinks throughout the day; cocktail parties Saturday and Monday. The processes for enrolling in the course will be announced by the Student Records Office in the fall. The only event on January 6th is registration for the event. You may also register the morning of the January 7th before the program begins as well, but you will want to allow time for the registration process if you choose to register Saturday morning.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, January 05, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, January 14, 11:59 PM