In this class, you will learn fundamentals associated with trying a jury case. You will learn how to conduct each phase of the trial from opening statements to closing arguments and everything in between. There will be a focus on the use of trial evidence which will serve as a good supplement to a regular evidence class. This is very much a learning by doing environment, and you will be required to participate in class each work to demonstrate your understanding of the assignment. It cannot be emphasized enough that grading will not be based on overall skill, but instead focused on individual improvement throughout the semester. This class will also serve as a springboard into competing on the Law School’s Mock Trial teams.
Although this class is focused on trial practice, it is beneficial to all students regardless of their anticipated career path. Through the semester, you will learn how to synthesize, sort and present ideas in a persuasive fashion to your audience