- Semester: Spring 2024
- Course ID: 487F
- Credit Hours: 4
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Experiential Credit: 4 credit hours
- Upperclass-only elective
- Professor keeps own waitlist
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APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: https://law.utexas.edu/students/resources/course-applications/.
This class is limited to 3L students. It is for students who have mastered the basic and advanced advocacy skills and will focus on cutting-edge advocacy theories and techniques. The class combines both discussion and practice sessions focusing on both traditional legal exercises and other experimental approaches to advocacy. Students will also spend several weeks learning and practicing how to conduct a voir dire examination and will perform a full voir dire using independent jurors. Students will work with doctors from the Dell Medical School on a trial. This class operates in a seminar fashion as well as focusing on skills-based training. The class has an extensive reading/discussion list in addition to the skill work and outside research. Suggested prerequisites: Evidence, Advocacy Survey, and advanced Advocacy work such as appellate advocacy, Intensive Litigation Advocacy Skills, ADR courses, clinics, or interscholastic mock trial participation.