Summer 2022 Course Schedule

Civil Trial Advocacy (Cancelled) (LAW-795BP-001)
Cynthia Goode Works


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This compressed course will meet in person on these days and times:

6/6/22 (Mon) 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

6/8/22 (Wed) 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

6/10/22 (Fri) 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

6/13/22 (Mon) 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

6/14/22 (Tue) 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

6/16/22 (Thu) 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

6/18/22 (Sat) 9:00am - 4:00pm

The prerequisite for this course is Civil Procedure. Evidence must be taken as a pre- or co-requisite.


Civil Trial Advocacy course 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 this course, student-attorneys try a fictitious case. The final will be a trial in a courtroom before a real judge and jury panel of undergraduate students. Case is tried under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence. Offered during the Litigation Skills Summer Institute.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Addison v. Peyton (3rd Edition 2022) (NITA) Additional Required Readings (posted on myWCL): • Trial Techniques and Trials o Chapter 2, Psychology of Persuasion, §§ 2.1-2.4 (pp.13-27); o Chapter 4, Opening Statements, §§ 4.1-4.5 (pp. 73-84, 90-98); o Chapter 5, Direct Examination, §§ 5.1-5.12 (pp. 109-184) o Chapter 6, Cross-Examination, §§ 6.1-6.9 (pp. 197-254) o Chapter 8, Experts, §§ 8.1-8.2 (pp. 377-381), § 8.5 (pp. 384-407) and (pp. 423-436) o Chapter 9, Closing Arguments, § 9.2-9.8 (pp. 444-492) o Chapter 10, Objections, §§ 10.1-10.4 (pp. 505-514)

First Class Readings

Required Reading: Addison v. Peyton (3rd Edition 2022) (NITA) Posted on myWCL: • Trial Techniques and Trials o Chapter 2, Psychology of Persuasion, §§ 2.1-2.4 (pp.13-27); and o Chapter 4, Opening Statements, §§ 4.1-4.5 (pp. 73-84, 90-98) (skim examples)


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