Section Description Provided by Instructor
This class is intended to be a comprehensive trial practice course. Accordingly, the focus will be on developing trial strategies and actually practicing trial techniques. It will teach basic trial skills, including opening statements and closing arguments, introduction of evidence, objections, oral arguments relating to the admissibility of evidence and direct and cross examination. It will also offer presentation skills. As the class’ emphasis is on students performing trial exercises, the class will require advance reading and preparation for in-class presentations including preparing opening statements, closing arguments and direct and cross examination outlines. Thus, the goal is to give each of you as much time as possible on your feet, in a simulated courtroom setting, actually performing various trial skills.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit