Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Practical Lawyering Skills

499: Trial Practice I Applied

Credit Hours




This graded 3 unit course requires instructor permission to enroll.  Students develop the skills necessary to conduct a trial, including case analysis, opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, evidentiary objections and foundations for admissibility of evidence, and closing arguments. Students are required to participate in the mandatory evidence boot camp at the start of the semester. Each student is required to apply their learned skills in one or more local, regional, national or invitation mock trial competition. This course satisfies the requirements of Trial Practice I (LAW 411 or LAW 416).