Law 705 - Trial Advocacy

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

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


General Course Description:

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, direct examination, cross-examination, objections, and closing argument.  The course will involve criminal and civil trial advocacy and, for their final trial, each student will choose whether they want to conduct a civil or criminal trial.  SCHEDULING NOTE: There will be one hour of lecture per week, and the class will divide into smaller sections so students can perform the skills they have learned and receive feedback; these smaller sections will meet twice a week for 90 minutes.  All of these times are incorporated into the listed schedule. 

This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis. Given the overlap in content, students who take this class may not also take the introductory classes in civil trial advocacy or criminal trial advocacy.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Justin Bernstein 20F 705 LEC 2 T 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
R 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 27, noon . See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/26/2020.
Steven Derian / Charles Anderson 20F 705 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 27, noon . See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00 pm on 8/28/2020.
Andrew Tran / Justin Bernstein 20F 705 LEC 3 T 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
R 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 27, noon . See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/26/2020.
Steven Derian 21S 705 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Pre or Corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/6/20. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm 1/29/21.This course may shift to hybrid instruction (i.e., students have the option of participating in-person or remotely) at some time during the spring semester.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Justin Bernstein 18F 705 LEC 2 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline July 2, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/24/2018.
Steven Derian / Charles Anderson 18F 705 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre- or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline July 2, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/24/2018.
Steven Derian 19S 705 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre- or Corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline 1/25/2019.
Justin Bernstein 19F 705 LEC 2 R 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM
T 3:20 PM - 6:00 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 8, 4:00pm. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/30/2019.
Justin Bernstein 19F 705 LEC 3 T 5:00 PM - 7:40 PM
R 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 8, 4:00pm. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 8/30/2019.
Steven Derian / Charles Anderson 19F 705 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Pre or corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline July 8, 4:00pm. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/30/2019.
Steven Derian / Amelia Collins 20S 705 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
4.0 No No
  Pre or Corequisite: Law 211. Evidence. Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/4/2019. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm 1/24/2020.