LL.M. in Trial Advocacy

Exclusive Training with the Federal Defender's Office




"The program taught me to think in multiple dimensions, attacking a case from all fronts with a plan for every reasonable contingency."

Stephanie-Louise Jamieson, LL.M. '11

"One of the reasons I was attracted to this program was because students receive a lot of personal attention from their faculty, who are practicing federal defense attorneys in San Diego."

Nicolas Jimenez, LL.M. '13

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The LL.M. in Trial Advocacy enhances criminal defense and trial skills by delivering a modern, experience-oriented degree that prepares attorneys to be successful at the federal and state level.


Coursework specifically tailored to criminal defense.


Placement with Federal Defender's Offices all over the country.


Small class sizes allow for individualized attention.

Trial Advocacy Taught By the Best in Defense

Small Class Size

Our entering class is limited to 10-15 students each year. This allows personalized instruction and feedback from our experienced faculty.

Clinical Placement

Gain hands-on experience with practicing federal defenders or with private criminal defense firms. The LL.M.'s connections allow for placement anywhere in the country.

Our Courses

Our courses represent the essential skills taught in the best trial advocacy training programs - learning advanced litigation techniques and improving oral advocacy skills.

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