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There is currently a movement to integrate so-called global law into the law school curriculum. This essay, Using Global Law to Teach Domestic Advocacy, briefly explores this movement and its underlying rationales, and then focuses on using foreign procedural law in a traditional American trial advocacy course, principally to improve the students' domestic advocacy skills. Believing that such concepts are best understood in the concrete, Professor MitchellI has created a set of imaginary exercises to a trial advocacy class in which the instructor swaps various features of the Scotch Criminal Justice system (no opening statement, nor voir dire, three verdicts) for its American counter parts. The essay includes the instructor's assignment to the imaginary class, as well as detailed teaching notes for the class exercises.