Advanced Trial Advocacy|   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 754 - Advanced Trial Advocacy|

Credits: 2

This course will build on the skills learned in basic trial advocacy courses. Focus will be on more complex advocacy problems. Areas covered will include direct and cross examination, qualifying and examining expert witnesses, problems in jury selection, trial motions, offers of proof, and other means of preventing or preserving trial error. Other topics will include use of demonstrative evidence, including foundations for sophisticated exhibits, and the taking and use of depositions and other discovery at trial.

Prerequisites: Trial Advocacy and Evidence

Note: Course satisfies the professional skills graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Performance on simulations and class participations

Form of Grade: Letter Grade