Trial Advocacy (Judge-Taught)

Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/12
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1815-2115 SL290

Course Description

In this course, students are prepared for work in the trial court and for the atmosphere of the courtroom. Extensive use is made of simulated trial episodes. During the early weeks of the semester several phases of trial practice will be illustrated, and students will be given the opportunity to perform one or more of the functions of trial lawyers on their feet, such as direct and cross examination, opening statements, handling of exhibits, objections, and closing argument. Some sections of the class require specific witness and juror service of each student enrolled. Instruction in the practice and technique of advocacy is provided during each class session. All sections schedule at least one full mock trial in the latter weeks of the term in which each student will serve as individual or co-counsel.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Trial element simulations (direct exam, cross exam, openings/closing, objections); participation as individual or co-counsel for full mock trial. A brief (5 pages or less) pre-trial motion may be required prior to final trial (submitted directly to instructors, not via EXPO).

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Evidence (6104)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 123819752

Modified Type: Simulation

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure

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