March 10th, 2011
Welcome to Golden Gate University’s Litigation Center. This site features our philosophy and teachings on topics in litigation, trial advocacy, evidence, persuasion, presentation, and professionalism. We also use this site to relay information about our faculty and practitioners, programs and courses, competitions and competition teams, and other events, as well as the causes we support.
At the GGU Litigation Center, we believe in “open source” advocacy teaching. We regularly grant permission to use the resources offered on this site, including handouts for students and our video lectures and demonstrations on our public YouTube channel (organized by advocacy topic on our “Handouts & Videos” Tab). If you have requests for additional materials or videos, then contact us at email@example.com or the director of our Litigation Center, Professor Wes R. Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you’ll “like” us on our Facebook page, apply to our In Vino mock trial competition, ask about our innovative Summer Trial & Evidence Program (1st STEP), and follow us on Twitter (and Prof. Porter @wrpspdadvocacy).
May 6th, 2013
At our Litigation Center Awards reception on April 23, 2013, we honored the following alumni:
Simona Farisse, Brian Soriano and Gregory Bentley,
and a long overdue thank you to
Professors Susan Leff and Harriet Shiffer Scott.
May 6th, 2013
We are sad to say goodbye to another graduating class in a few weeks, a class which includes many litigation certificate recipients and our first 1st STEP class.
On April 23, 2013, we honored many of our litigation students with awards for their participation in courses, programs and mock trial. At the Honors Night before graduation this year, our Litigation Center will present the following three awards: Most Significant Contribution Award to Montra Yazdani and Houston Porter; Excellence in Trial Litigation Award to Tiffany Hansen; and IATLA Outstanding Advocate Award to Dave Kuchinsky.
We look forward to two graduates joining us in the fall as 2013 Judge Lee Baxter Graduate Fellows in Litigation: Katya Salganic and Blair Pickus. Stay in touch and congrats to all our graduates.
May 6th, 2013
We now welcome applications for the 2013 GGU-BLS Criminal Mock Trial Competition, on October 10-13, 2013 in San Francisco and Sonoma (Wine Country), California. Our competition hosts 12 teams from established advocacy programs around the country and the winner advances to the ABA National Criminal Mock Trial Competition in Chicago, IL in April each year. The 2013 problem is based upon an actual federal criminal case and, this year, involves an assault on two U.S. Marshals. We provide each team with a student who will play two witness roles and serve as a team ambassador during your stay in the Bay area.
Applications are due June 15, 20133 and are available now here: Application_Form_2013.