Applied Evidence in Trial Advocacy



SLN #: 46142
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A03
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Dallyn

Course Description:
This course will meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm May 7 through 24. Final trials will be held during the evening of May 25 from 5:00 - 10:00 pm.

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.

Students who have taken Trial Advocacy will not be allowed to take this course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, no withdrawal later than April 30, 2012 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