Cutting Edge Technology
All of the courtrooms permit students to experience and experiment with cutting-edge trial technology. The courtrooms provide numerous options for creative use 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 evidence camera is provided in each courtroom. A jury deliberation room is adjacent to the Weinstein courtroom with easy access from behind the judge's bench. Remote controlled cameras are located throughout the courtroom and jury deliberation room through this equipment, advocates can watch jury deliberations in real time. Digital recording equipment allows for immediate playback on the screens in the courtroom. Students are also able to obtain a webcast of their performances.
These impressive new facilities allow the Trial Advocacy Program to host a wide variety of mock trial and moot court competitions and provide the ideal location for more than forty advocacy competition teams to practice throughout the academic year. Numerous national and international competitions are hosted annually in this space including the Capitol City Challenge Mock Trial Competition, Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition and the National Trial Competition Regional Competition.