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Civil Trial Advocacy (LAW-695-001)
Christian, C. Day
Civil Procedure is a pre-requisite and Evidence is a pre- or co-requisite for Civil Trial Advocacy.
Civil Trial Advocacy course is based on trial simulations, practical instruction, learning by doing, and feedback from faculty and fellow students. The course focuses on case theory, trial strategy and tactics, opening statements, examination of witnesses, and closing arguments. In these courses student-attorneys try three fictitious cases. Students try the final case in a courtroom before a real judge and jury panel of undergraduate students. Cases are tried under the Federal Rules of Civil. Each section has two instructors, a judge and a law professor or attorney experienced in litigation. Special features of these classes are in-class discussions by a professional actor on the use of techniques to communicate more effectively and a homicide detective on the basics of criminal investigations. Civil Procedure is a pre-requisite and Evidence is a pre- or co-requisite for Civil Trial Advocacy.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Potter v Shrackle, Broun, ISBN: 9781556818011, 5th Edition, NITA.
Flinders v. Mismo, Sitterly, ISBN: 9781601560872, 8th Edition, NITA.
Dixon v. Providential, Stein, ISBN: 9781556817199, NITA
Trial Techniques, Mauet, ISBN: 978-0735594414, 8th, aspen
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):