Trial Advocacy

SLN #: 81075
Course Prefix: LAW-738
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Richards
Course Books: View List of Books

Course Description:
Students learn trial advocacy skills by developing trial themes, performing opening statements, conducting direct and cross-examination, making and arguing objections and motions to the Court, and making closing arguments, along with learning about other aspects of trial practice. The course culminates in a jury trial. Student presentations will be videotaped for classroom critique. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology to create demonstrative exhibits and for organizing and presenting evidence and recorded testimony. Students will be asked to implement this technology during their presentations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: Yes
Seminar: No
Prerequisite: Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 14
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes, pleadings related to final trials
Participation Points: Yes, students are expected and encouraged to participate in each week's exercise
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.