Fact Investigation II



SLN #: 12687
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 2-3
Instructor(s): Bartels

Course Description:
Fact Investigation II will focus on witness interviewing, including “ordinary” fact witnesses, expert witnesses, and some specialized situations (such as children and time-limited interviews). There will be some group meetings, but much of the work will involve simulated witness interviews aimed at developing skills.

The class will be divided into two groups: (1) students who have taken Fact Investigation I, and (2) those who have not. Group (1) will take the class for 2 credits, and they will not be required to attend any group sessions or do any simulated interviews for the first 3-4 weeks of the semester. Group (2) will take the class for 3 credits, and they will spend the first 3-4 weeks on the basics of witness interviewing.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2-3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: No
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No
Participation Points: 60% of grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: no unexcused absences
Online Course Site: Blackboard