National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Loyola serves as the Midwest regional headquarters for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy(NITA), the largest of its regional programs.
Loyola also assumes a significant role in the education and training of practicing lawyers by hosting programs for professional development. The practice of law and the pursuit of ethical advocacy involve a life-long commitment to the continued acquisition and sharpening of skills, insights and knowledge, and Loyola is proud to be a part of that continued educational process.
NITA, a not-for-profit continuing education institute, offers seminars, workshops and week-long training sessions throughout the year to train attorneys in the basic and advanced skills necessary to litigate effectively - from improving direct examination techniques to creating more effective courtroom exhibits.
Loyola law students are given the opportunity to interact with lawyers who come to Loyola to participate in NITA's trial advocacy programs. Students are invited to sit in on classes or listen to critiques of trial performances.