Trial AdvocacyClass Term:
Fall Term 2017-2018Catalog Number:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
Course will be held Mondays 4:30-6:20 p.m. downtown:
The Hon. Beth A. Lazzara
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
509 County Courthouse
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Judge Lazzara's courtroom is on the fifth floor, and students can enter the Courthouse via the Ross Street entrance if they arrive before 5:00 p.m.
Grading will be based on class performance as well as participation in critique sessions.
A course devoted to the art of presentation and persuasion in the courtroom. Students will be engaged in preparation for, and performance of, all basic phases of a typical trial including jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, techniques for introducing evidence, closing argument, etc. Emphasis will be on actual performance of mock problems in a true courtroom setting, as well as instructor's critique of those performances.