Trial Advocacy College (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 45/51
Credits: 2

Course Description

The 37th Annual 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 will attend; 50 additional places in the College are reserved for Virginia law students. The Director of the College, Stephen A. Saltzburg, is the Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University 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. Each student gets to 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. 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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: 2L, 3L, LLM or SJD Status. 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 Notes: The Trial Advocacy College meets from Saturday, January 5th through Thursday, January 10th, 2019. FEE: $275.00 (includes the course case files, an advocacy textbook, flash memory card, faculty/attendee Saturday and Monday evening refreshments, and six lunches). This course will be available for rising 3L and LLM students to add to their prioritized lists for the 1st round of the Lottery in July, and it will be available for rising 2L students to add to their prioritized lists for the 2nd round of the Lottery in July. After the 1st and 2nd Lottery rounds, the course will be available for students to obtain during the J-term enrollment process occurring in October/November 2018. The deadline to drop the course via SIS is identified on the 'Enrollment Deadlines' list on LawWeb. The Course Requirements are regular attendance, preparation, and effort. Attendance at all class sessions is required (including Saturday and Sunday).

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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