Advocacy Skills Courses

Below is an overview of the courses that have been taught at Berkeley Law in this area. Not every course will be offered in the future and course descriptions, content, and requirements are subject to change. Please browse the Schedule of Classes for more specific information about current and next semester classes, including detailed descriptions and schedules.

Advocacy Skills Courses teach the practice skills used by lawyers in representing clients, through forms of advocacy that include litigation, transactional representation, and legislative lobbying, and that use the teaching devices of simulation and "learning by doing" that fulfill the "professional skills" requirement.

Current Advocacy Skills Courses include:
Client Interviewing and Counseling
Advanced Legal Research
Advanced Legal Writing
Civil Pretrial Litigation
Mediation for Litigators
Negotiating and Drafting Entertainment aw Contracts
Patent Litigation
Civil Trial Practice
Criminal Pretrial Litigation
Criminal Trial Practice
Advanced Trial Practice
Appellate Advocacy
McBain Competition
Domestic Violence Practicum
Advising Small Business Practicum
Field Placements (general, criminal, environmental)
UCDC (field placements in Washington D.C.)