Law 977 - Advanced Topics in Trial Advocacy

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

J. Bernstein


General Course Description:

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 explore—and practice through simulation—more advanced concepts and techniques, including jury selection, storytelling, witness control, use of courtroom technology, and performance skills.  Each simulation exercise will include student performance, self-assessment, and individualized feedback from peers and the instructor. 

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Justin Bernstein 21S 977 LEC 1 Unscheduled 2.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 211. Evidence and one of the following Law 705. Civil Trial Advocacy, Law 720. Criminal Trial Advocacy, or Law 795. Advanced Trial Advocacy. Course meets 1/4/21 - 1/8/21 and 1/11/21, 1/13/21 - 1/15/21from 1:30 - 4:30pm.Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/6/20. See ENROLL. LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/1/21.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Justin Bernstein 19S 977 LEC 1 Unscheduled 2.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 211. Evidence and one of the following Law 705. Civil Trial Advocacy, Law 720. Criminal Trial Advocacy, or Law 795. Advanced Trial Advocacy.Law 977 meets 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/14, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18 from 9:00 - 12:00pm in RM 1310. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 12/21/18.
Justin Bernstein 20S 977 LEC 1 Unscheduled 2.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 211. Evidence and one of the following Law 705. Civil Trial Advocacy, Law 720. Criminal Trial Advocacy, or Law 795. Advanced Trial Advocacy. Course meets 1/6 - 1/10 and 1/13, 1/15 - 1/17 from 1:30 - 4::30pm in room 1310. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/4/2019. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/7/2020.