Imagine waking up after 14 days with two trials under your belt and loads of personalized feedback on depositions, opening statements, direct and cross examination, objections, entering evidence, and closing arguments. That’s exactly what the Intensive Advocacy Program provides—plus, each student makes professional connections with the judges and lawyers who serve as faculty during the program. It was an invaluable experience.
— Katie Moran '16
“IAP was an outstanding way to learn practical legal skills from prominent USF alums and attorneys. After completing IAP I felt well-prepared to speak with practicing attorneys about their cases and to understand the strategies behind each decision being made in preparation for trial. I would highly recommend that every student participate in such a valuable course.” — Mark Griffin ’14
“IAP was by far the best experience of my law school career. This class embodied hands-on learning, with the students on our feet doing drills and workshops implementing what we had learned from short lectures. This was about learning through doing, something most law school classes don't offer.” — Cassandra Jenecke ’13
“Even if you don't intend on being a litigator, the takeaways from IAP are invaluable. Since taking the program, I am more confident in interviews, public speaking, analyzing issues, and understanding courtroom procedure. Without question, no class on campus will teach you as much about yourself as a future lawyer than the Intensive Advocacy Program.” — Joseph Lewis ’17