Intensive Trial Skills

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THU 1:15 - 2:05 pm TNH 3.140

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This class is designed for the serious advocacy student interested in improving advocacy skills through intensive training exercises and immersion into trial, arbitration and civil litigation skills. In the Intensive Advocacy course, students are divided into small groups and tracts.  The tracts will be trial and ADR/trial. Students will try case after case throughout the semester for a deep immersion in advocacy skills. The course teaches students how to try and defend a case alone as well as how to partner during a trial. This is a fast-paced, intensive course intended for students with the interest, commitment and energy necessary to participate in multiple trials during the semester. This is a 4-credit class (1 credit letter graded; 3 credits pass/fail). Students can take the graded portion P/F if they so choose. Prerequisites: Advocacy Survey and Evidence

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers *
Keith Evans
The Capitol.Net , edition: 2004
ISBN: 9781587331855
Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking & Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century *
Gerard J. Puccio, Marie Mance, Laura Barbero Switalski, Paul D. Reali
ICSC Press, International Center for Studies in Creativity , edition: 2012
ISBN: 9780984979516
The First Trial: Where do I sit? What do I say? In a Nutshell *
Steven Goldberg & Tracy McCormack
West Academic , edition: 3rd
ISBN: 9781634602709


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/13/2017 Room(s) changed