AGO Practicum: A Course on State Advocacy

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  • Course Director with extensive litigation and appellate advocacy experience.
  • Award-winning Supervising Attorneys for Civil and Criminal law.
  • Individualized supervision from mentors and small group collaboration.
  • Classes with State government leaders and practitioners.

Classroom Component

  • The AGO Practicum is a survey course, with classes that include Missouri Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure in Missouri state court, Administrative Law, Financial Recovery actions, Consumer Protection lawsuits and investigations, and other state laws and cases.
  • The course features frequent prominent guest lecturers from both the public and private sectors who are leaders in their fields.

Practical Component

  • Work on live matters and cases with a statewide impact.
  • Appearances in Circuit and Appellate Court.
  • Real oral and written advocacy experience under experienced attorneys.
  • Collaboration with multiple attorneys and peers.
  • Example Assignments: write appellate briefs, write research memos, participate in moot courts and mock hearings, argue real motions in administrative tribunals and circuit court.