Trial Advocacy

This is a course about the processes that courts follow in deciding disputes in noncriminal cases. It deals with the way in which conflicts are framed for courts, the stages through which litigation...

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K. Stone

Arbitration has become an important aspect of legal practice in such disparate fields as securities regulation, commercial law, employment law, family law, labor law, medical malpractice,...

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D. Marcus S. Yeazell

In 1991, Professor Judith Resnik argued that the federal courts no longer decided “cases” but instead managed “litigation.” An international marketplace and a broad-based consumer society have made...

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P. Bergman I. Eagly L. Levenson J. Mnookin P. Reich E. Scallen P. Wonsowicz

This course examines the law governing the admission of evidence, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence (and to a lesser extent the California Evidence Code), related case law, and federal...

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D. Marcus J. Varat

The course will take up four major topics: (i) Justiciability, including standing, mootness, ripeness, and political questions. (ii) Jurisdiction, including issues of congressional control of lower...

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S. Cummings S. Derian S. Kim F. Olsen T. Parr A. Winkler

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement and deals with the law and ethics of lawyering; that is, the standards of law and the ethics that lawyers are held to (or aspire to)...

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This course will survey a broad array of California civil procedure topics, including topics which may be tested on the California Bar Exam. Because a study of civil procedure requires extensive...

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R. Sander

Although numbers and empirical analysis now pervade many fields of law, most lawyers have few skills in presenting or interpreting data or quantitative arguments. This course develops those skills. ...

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D. Marcus S. Yeazell

Traditional first-year civil procedure courses provide students with a basic legal orientation necessary to understand civil litigation. But much of what determines outcomes in the American civil...

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R. Stone

This is a course about Restitution and Unjust enrichment, the body of law concerned with the recovery of gains that a party is not entitled to. It has immense practical value, offering an alternative...

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Whether our goal is to convince one person in a face-to-face encounter, influence a group, sway an entire organization, or win over the public, persuasion lies at the heart of our personal and...

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R. Dicker C. Kuhl

This course will look at civil procedure through the eyes of a judge. Do federal and state rules of civil procedure as they exist serve the goals of the litigation process? Or do they retard...

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R. Sander

To a growing degree, the sophisticated practice of law requires a familiarity with quantitative methods and an understanding of how judges apply these methods in hearing and deciding cases. This...

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S. Kim

This course provides an overview of the legal profession, including the business, culture, and ethics of lawyering in different practice contexts. Ethical issues for lawyers will be studied as they...

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C. Anderson D. Babbe J. Bernstein S. Derian A. Moore S. Patel A. Regan A. Tran

This is a practical, experiential course on how try to conduct a trial. Students will learn, and then perform during exercises and simulations, the basic skills of a trial lawyer: opening statement,...

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J. Cramer I. Eagly

UCLA School of Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic (“CDC”) examines the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice process. The central feature of this clinical course is the CDC’s work providing...

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C. Anderson D. Birnholz G. Cardona P. Johnson

This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis. Students are allowed to take only one Trial Advocacy related course (Civil, Criminal or Year-long) in their 2nd or 3rd year due to overlap in course...

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D. Babbe

This course is designed for students who will be representing the law school in external moot court competitions. The course will provide instruction regarding effective brief writing and oral...

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Students will work directly for an individual justice of the California Court of Appeal in the judge’s chambers (you will be working in downtown Los Angeles twice a week). Students will: regularly...

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International commercial arbitration is the single most important means to resolve cross-border commercial disputes in international commerce. In this course, students learn the advocacy skills and...

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J. Bernstein E. Scallen

This course gives students the opportunity and challenge of applying the rules of evidence in the same fashion as practicing lawyers: via written motions, oral argument, and courtroom objections....

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This course is a deep dive into developing trial advocacy skills, using two actual civil commercial cases that were tried to juries in Los Angeles. The course materials will use the actual emails,...

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J. Bernstein

This course is designed for students who will be representing the law school in external trial competitions. The course will provide instruction in trial advocacy and, in each class, students will...

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J. Bernstein

This is a practical course in trial advocacy for students who have already learned the mechanics of conducting a trial and are looking to take the next step as courtroom advocates. We will...

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