Maryland Criminal Jury Instructions and Commentary, Third Edition (2 vols. With CD-Rom; LexisNexis, 2009) with 2010 supplements by David E. Aaronson

A reference work, combining over 260 pattern criminal jury instructions with detailed commentary, that guides judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys through the intricacies of Maryland criminal law and relevant federal constitutional issues. Includes comprehensive coverage of crimes, defenses, and evaluation of evidence.

Trial Advocacy Stories (Foundation Press, 2007) co-edited by Angela J. Davis and Michael E. Tigar

Trial Advocacy Stories detail how advocates construct trial stories with evidence.  Chapters include famous trials, such as the O.J. Simpson trial, the Vioxx liability trials, the Terry Nichols Oklahoma City bombing case, Leopold and Loeb, and Aaron Burr.  Professors Tigar and Davis also contributed chapters to this work.

Expert Testimony, Second Edition (NITA, 2009) co-authored by Steven Lubet and Elizabeth I. Boals

An updated and expanded edition of the original book by Steven Lubet, director of the Bartlit Center on Trial Strategy at Northwestern University School of Law.  This work analyzes the process of providing expert reports and testimony in litigation, including presentation of expert testimony in the digital age.

State v. Sanchez (NITA, 2008) by Elizabeth I. Boals

State v. Sanchez is the first NITA case file for trial of a criminal case under a modern anti-gang statute. Users of the State v. Sanchez case file consider issues of racial bias, the defense of self-defense, lesser included offenses, testimony of medical expert, testimony of non-traditional gang behavior experts, impeachment by inconsistent statements in witness-sponsored website, and impeachment by criminal convictions.

The State v. Sanchez case file was selected by NITA as the case file for NITA's 2007 Tournament of Champions Mock Trial Competition. For more information on this case, please visit State v. Sanchez Nita casefile.


State v. Peyton (NITA, 2009) by Elizabeth Boals


State v. Peyton
is a criminal case involving driving under the influence of alcohol and felonious hit and run.  Users of the case file consider criminal trial issues including medical expert testimony, character evidence, criminal conviction impeachment, bias impeachment, and prior recorded testimony.


Addison v. Peyton (NITA, 2011 forthcoming) by Elizabeth Boals

Addison v. Peyton is the companion civil case to State v. Peyton. Users of the case file consider civil trial issues including per se negligence, medical expert testimony, character evidence, criminal conviction impeachment, bias impeachment, and prior recorded testimony.


Articles Published By Adjunct Professor Mark Austrian

Austrian, "Electronic Discovery: Taxation of Costs and Offer of Judgment," For the Defense (June 2012).

Austrian and Krolewski, “Basic Steps In E-discovery Preparation: Creating The Team And Knowing When To Pull The Trigger,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel ( January 2011).

Austrian and Krolewski, “Basic Steps In E-discovery Continued: Knowing Where “Stuff” Is And Planning To Retain It,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (March 2011).

Austrian and Krolewski, “Basic Steps In E-discovery Continued: Legal Hold Policies Where Information Is Within The Company, In A Cloud Or On A Social Media Site,” Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (April 2011)

Austrian, “Managing Litigation in Patent Cases to Reduce Cost," IP Litigator (August 2009)

Austrian and Ryan, “Cloud Computing Meets E-Discovery” Cyberspace Lawyer (July 2009)


Articles Published by Adjunct Professor William P. Butterfield


Co-Author, Milberg & Hausfield, E-Discovery Today: The Fault Lies Not In Our Rules, 4 Fed.Cts. L. Rev. 2 (2011).

Contributor, Shira A. Scheindin et al., Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence: Cases and Materials (West 2009).

William P. Butterfield, Editor-in-Chief, The Case for Cooperation, 10 Sedona Conf. Journal, 339-362 (2009 Supp.).

Thomas Y. Allman, William P. Butterfield, et al., Preservation, Management, and Identification of Sources of Information that are Not Reasonably Accessible, 10 Sedona Conf. Journal 281-298 (2008).