The real test of a law school's trial advocacy program is the breadth and quality of instruction provided to the entire student body, not just the select few who are chosen for interscholastic teams. Baylor is committed to providing the best trial advocacy training possible to every single student enrolled, a fact backed by U.S. News & World Report's ranking of Baylor Law School's Trial Advocacy Program as fourth best in the nation.
Baylor Law's required curriculum provides a logical progression of study from fundamental legal doctrine in first-year courses to increasingly more sophisticated and complex issues in second- and third-year courses. The bedrock of Baylor's nationally ranked advocacy training program is the third-year Practice Court Program. This rigorous six-month program of law and skills training allows students to try multiple lawsuits from beginning to end.
Procedure, evidence, and advocacy are the tools of the trial lawyer, and the Practice Court Program provides an ultra-intensive study of these essentials. Here, all the theories learned in the first and second year culminate in practical application. Whether or not you want to be a trial lawyer, this program prepares you to be a confident, responsible, competent, and ethical lawyer.