Courtroom-Ready Preparation

Trial Advocacy

Preparing law students to become courtroom-ready advocates is the cornerstone of Villanova Law’s Trial Advocacy program. Through comprehensive coursework and competition experience, you will learn the essential elements of trial practice: fact analysis, pretrial case preparation, persuasive speech, witness examination and evidence.

Each class takes place in one of our five state-of-the-art courtroom-style classrooms, and every course takes a performance-based, learn-by-doing approach. Seasoned attorneys, experienced court judges and even a theater professor will work with you and challenge you to think, communicate and perform like a trial lawyer.

“At Villanova Law, I learned the essentials of trial advocacy: understanding the importance of trial theory, the pacing of examinations, and the importance of making a closing argument that persuades the jury in my favor,” said Michael Drossner ’01, Principal, Drossner Law, PC. “There is no doubt that I am a better lawyer thanks to Villanova’s Trial Advocacy program.”

Click here to learn more about trial advocacy and other experiential learning opportunities at Villanova University School of Law.


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