Trial Advocacy

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Margo Brodie, George Daniels, Xavier R. Donaldson, William Erlbaum, Margaret Garnett, Steven Gold, John T. Hecht, Laurie Korenbaum, Rae Koshetz, Benjamin Moore, Kevin Pinter, Jonathan Sennett, Benjamin Zeman

Students study the basic components of trials and learn fundamental advocacy skills while performing certain aspects of the trial of a simulated case in class. All students conduct direct and cross-examination, deliver a summation and/or opening statement, and introduce and use items of demonstrative and physical evidence. Faculty members who are often judges and experienced trial lawyers provide personal feedback. The semester concludes with a full trial in which every student participates.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Students graded on in-class simulations and mock trial.