Cutting-Edge Technology

The newly redesigned and rebuilt Weinstein Courtroom, along with WCL's ceremonial courtroom, provide venues to teach a broad range of legal advocacy courses and prepare mock trial and moot court teams for national competitions. These improvements were made possible by the 2007 naming gift of Stephen S. Weinstein, WCL '65, a distinguished litigator and past program participant.

The Weinstein Courtroom permits students to experience and experiment with cutting-edge trial technology. The courtroom provides numerous options for creative uses of evidence within the framework of the rules and procedures governing digital evidence and demonstrative presentations. The interactive video screens permit counsel, the witness, and the judge to preview a document before publication to the jury. A stylist can be used to identify locations, events, and time sequences on an exhibit that can be color-printed for admission into evidence. An ELMO is built into the counsel podium. A jury deliberation room is adjacent to the courtroom with easy access behind the judge's bench.

 

Remote controlled cameras are located throughout the courtroom and jury deliberation room. Digital recording equipment allows for immediate playback on the screens in the courtroom. Students are also able to obtain a webcast of their performances.