All first year students are required to attend two advocacy events (one trial and one appellate) in order to expose them to various aspects of the litigation process and prepare them for upper level courses.
First, each student must serve as a juror at one of the final trials of the upperclassmen in a Trial Practice course or as a bailiff/timekeeper for a pre-approved mock trial competition.
Second, each student must serve as a bailiff/timekeeper or otherwise observe one round of an appellate argument at a pre-approved moot court (appellate) competition.
Weekend JD students have 2 years to complete these 1L Advocacy Requirements.
In addition to the options that are offered to all full-time 1L students, Weekend JD students may also fulfill the trial portion of their 1L Advocacy Requirements by either 1) serving as a juror at one of the final trials of the upperclassmen in the Summer Trial Practice course or 2) observing one of the approved practices for the Civil Law Mock Trial Team.
Opportunities to fulfill this requirement will be posted as they become available.