Trial Advocacy

SLN #: 11963
Course Prefix: LAW-738
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Charlton;Rapp

Course Description:
This class will meet on Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 8:25 pm at the ASU Downtown Campus in Mercado A Room 227

Students learn criminal trial advocacy by performing opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of criminal 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 for displaying or playing evidentiary exhibits or visual aids and will be asked to use this technology during their presentations. The course will also place an emphasis on prosecutorial ethics.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
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

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