Trial Team

Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy

Want to be a litigator, but not sure what practice area? The Advocacy Concetration is for you!

The Advocacy Concentration distinguishes students from their peers in that it demonstrates proficiency with a specialized set of litigation skills.  It helps prepare students for a career in litigation by ensuring they take applicable skills, procedure, and theory courses; receive mentoring from practicing attorneys and complete a writing project in their field of interest; and perform pro bono work that will help further their advocacy skills.  Successful completion of the Advocacy Concentration Curriculum and Requirements will allow students to achieve their Juris Doctor Degree with a Certitifcate of Concentration in Advocacy on their diploma.

The benefit of the Advocacy Concentration is that it allows students to broaden their advocacy skills without limiting their experience to a particular area of practice.  In fact, there are numerous required and elective courses that students can take in a variety of different skill and practice areas.  For example, there are substantive courses offered in the areas of juvenile, family, civil, environmental, international, tort, and criminal law.  There are also skills courses offered in the areas of arbitration, client counseling, mediation, negotiation, trial, and appellate practice.

Review the eligibility requirements and curriculum in the Law Catalog.

To apply, complete the Advocacy Concentration Application, and submit it along with a resume and a statement of interest (not to exceed two typewritten pages) to the Registar's Office.

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