Advising & Support

All LL.M. students meet with the Associate Director of Trial Advocacy to receive individualized feedback and attention to help create a personalized curriculum. Advocacy LL.M. students may fulfill their 24 credit requirements through any of the core advocacy classes or over 35 litigation-related courses offered at the law school.


Small Classes and Individualized Attention

The Trial Advocacy Program is committed to a learning-by-doing format, which emphasizes skills training, case theory and themes, analysis of strategies, and professional ethics. Many of the courses meet in small sections of eight to 14 students team-taught by two professors, usually comprised of a judge and either a full-time faculty member or experienced litigator.

Job Placement and Career Counseling

Students work with LL.M. program directors to help realize their career goals. Through individualized career counseling and a network of over 45 adjunct trial advocacy faculty, recent Advocacy LL.M. graduates have secured positions in a variety of offices, including:

  • Office of the Attorney General, Washington, DC
  • Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney, Louisville, KY
  • Public Defender's Office, Nashville, TN
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Washington, DC