The basic seminar will teach law students, in broad strokes, how to conduct a simple trial from opening statements through summations. This course will address litigation techniques in much more depth, permitting students to hone skills learned in basic trial practice courses, as well as to learn new ones. Topics will include pretrial preparation techniques and pretrial motions; witness interviewing and witness preparation skills; taking and defending depositions; advanced voir dire techniques; use of litigation technology; practice in identifying and making objections; strategies and problems in complex litigations; and ethical issues facing trial attorneys.
The course will include readings, lectures, demonstrations, and in-class student simulations. The readings include excerpts from textbooks or law review articles in many different areas of trial practice. Lectures and demonstrations will be given both by the professor and by guest lecturers.
Pre-requisites for this seminar include Evidence and the Seminar in Trial Practice.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L9172-001||13S||Advanced Trial Practice|
|G. Heatherly||R 6:20 PM-8:10 PM||GRHL 107|
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