Litigation & Courtroom Technology (1st-6 weeks)

SLN #: 77831
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Wulkan;Francis

Course Description:
This course will meet for six weeks on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm beginning Tuesday, August 25.

This course is designed to show students interested in becoming trial lawyers how to integrate technology into their litigation practice and courtroom presentations. Students should own their own laptop computer, which is Windows compatible, and be prepared to bring the laptop to class each week. All other software programs needed for the course will be provided. In addition, students should obtain the Polisi v. Clark and Parker & Gould Advanced Case File, Second Edition (published by NITA), which is the same case file required for The Litigation Experience course. However, The Litigation Experience course is not a prerequisite for this course nor will students be at a disadvantage without The Litigation Experience course. Digital copies of the exhibits used in the Polisi Advanced Case File will be provided to students.

Students will receive hands-on training in, and an introduction to, the use of various litigation and trial technology including, for example, Case Map (a fact and issue management software), Sanction (a courtroom persuasion software), Trial Director (a courtroom persuasion software), and LiveNote (transcript and evidence management software). There will also be a mock trial practice component to the course where the students will actually engage in mock trial problems to use their evidentiary and argument presentations using the Polisi Advanced Case File. Evaluations of the students will be based on, among other things: (1) the student’s selection and use of visuals and technology; (2) the student’s familiarity and comfort with technology; (3) the student’s organization and persuasive purpose; and (4) the overall presentation.

No written final examination will be given; instead, grading will be based on each student’s in-class performance using the above criteria.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

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