Law 798 - Trial Practice

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

J. Bernstein


General Course Description:

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 have opportunities for performance, individualized feedback, and self-assessment.  We will explore—and practice through simulation—advanced concepts and techniques, including motions in limine, strategic consideration of raising (or not raising) evidentiary objections, storytelling, direct examination with limited opportunity for witness preparation, voir dire of expert witnesses, raising and responding to evidentiary objections under realistic courtroom time pressure, and performance skills. 

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Justin Bernstein 21S 798 LEC 1 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
  Must be a member of external trial team for 2020-21 season. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 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.
Justin Bernstein 21S 798 LEC 2 TR 10:00 AM - 11:25 AM 3.0 No No
  Must be a member of external trial team for 2020-21 season. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 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 19S 798 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
  Must be a member of external trial team for 2018-19 season. Experiential enrollment is through a separate process; deadline Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 1/25/2019.
Justin Bernstein 20S 798 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
  Must be a member of external trial team for 2019-20 season. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/24/2020.