The 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 technology includes the latest in evidence presentation and audio-visual recording equipment, such as interactive screens in the jury box, on the counsel tables, and large rotating screens in the courtroom well. The screens are integrated to permit the selective viewing of exhibits, and an evidence camera (ELMO) is built into the counsel podium to permit student counsel to seamlessly present physical and documentary evidence to the jury. One of the large screens is equipped with smart board technology to permit the manipulation of exhibits by witnesses and student attorneys.
Directional cameras in the courtroom and adjacent jury deliberation room allow for immediate playback in the courtroom and simultaneous webcasting. Students may obtain a webcast of their performances for their own review and to showcase their advocacy skills to prospective employers.