Narration and Problem Solving for Litigation

Whether you are going to trial as a criminal or civil lawyer, to arbitration or to mediation, your case has to have a theme. Your discovery plan, witness prep, and documents have to have legal relevance and narrative traction to stick. We know we need a theme and theory, a story, a way to evaluate who will be “good or bad” jurors, but how do we do it? This class borrows from the Creative Problem Solving method but uses it in a unique way, teaching students how to design and develop a process to generate and evaluate case themes, narratives, discovery plans, etc. Students work in small groups to practice and cement each phase of the process. This is truly learning to think not just like a lawyer, but like an expert litigator.1-Hour Pass/Fail. Class Schedule: This 1 credit hour class will meet for five total sessions from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: 1/17 (Wed.), 1/22 (Mon.), 1/24 (Wed.), 1/29 (Mon.), 1/31 (Wed.). Prerequisite or Concurrent: Advocacy Survey & Evidence.


Class Details

Short course from 1/17/18 through 1/31/18

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm TNH 3.140
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
None

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Features
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
  • 1 credit hour counts toward ABA Experiential Learning Requirement

  • Textbooks

    • No materials required