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Cary A. Bricker

Cary Bricker

Professor of Lawyering Skills
Director of Mock Trial Program
Co-Director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
B.A., University of Rochester
J.D., Boston University


Phone: 916.739.7236
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Office Hours

Fall 2015: Monday from 10 a.m. to Noon, Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday by appointment and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


"I want [my students] to come away with a sense of ... knowing they can communicate in any form. We teach it in a litigation setting, but I want a student to graduate and go to a school board and be the person who stands up and makes a coherent, persuasive presentation." — Professor Cary Bricker

Professor Cary Bricker teaches in the law school’s multi-award winning Trial Advocacy program and leads our top-ranked competition teams. Professor Bricker began her legal career as a staff attorney with the New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Division, taking 20 jury trials to verdict in four years. As a senior staff attorney with the Federal Defender Division of the Legal Aid Society, Professor Bricker tried 25 jury trials to verdict. In August 2013 Professor Bricker was cited as one of 26 “best law teachers” in the United States in the book “What the Best Law Teachers Do” (Harvard University Press, 2013). This “first of its kind” book was the result of a four-year study on what makes a great law professor. Professor Bricker was identified as an extraordinary law teacher whose students achieve exceptional learning.

Courses: Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Principles of Legal Analysis, Federal Pretrial/Trial Seminar

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