Trial Advocacy

SLN #: 11576
Course Prefix: LAW-738
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rapp

Course Description:
Students learn trial advocacy by performing opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of trial practice. Lectures will include viewing videos of high profile trials and examples of courtroom presentations from real cases. The course culminates in a mock jury trial in Federal Court presided over by a Judge. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology for displaying evidentiary exhibits or visual aids. Students will learn how to use technology during their classroom and courtroom 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
Prerequisite: Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: No
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.