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Students learn trial advocacy by presenting opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of trial practice. Students will also address issues of evidence law and civil procedure raised in the simulated trial practice problems. The course culminates in a bench trial. Student presentations will be videotaped for individual critique. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology for displaying evidentiary exhibits or visual aids and will be asked to use this technology during their presentations.
Evidence is a prerequisite. Enrollment limited to Arizona State University students.
Students who have taken Trial Advocacy will not be allowed to take this course.
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, no withdrawal later than April 26, 2010 without instructor approval. This rule will be strictly enforced!
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, Pleadings and motions related to final trials/Individual in-class presentations.
Participation Points: Students are expected and encouraged to participate in each session's exercises.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard