852 Trial Advocacy, Spring 2017

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Practice Skills

Section 001, Trial Advocacy - Kasieta, Robert

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This section of Trial Advocacy is being refashioned into a more practical course. The focus will be on skills you will need in a litigation practice to prepare and to try a case. These include: case intake analysis, interviewing skills, discovery creation and responses, depositions, mediation, trial preparation, and trial presentation. In all phases, the focus will be on strategic considerations and practical materials that will help the student in any litigation practice after graduation.

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Section 003, Trial Advocacy (Mock Trial competition) - Peterson, Kim

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This course focuses on preparing a student to prepare and try a case, particularly a jury trial. Through the use of case files and assigned problems, students will do voir dire of juries, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, opening and closing statements. Students will also prepare and conduct a mock jury trial.

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Section 004, Trial Advocacy - Kempinen, Ben

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This course focuses on preparing a student to prepare and try a case, particularly a jury trial. Through the use of case files and assigned problems, students will do voir dire of juries, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, opening and closing statements. Students will also prepare and conduct a mock jury trial.

Learning Outcomes – students will have:
1. A working knowledge of Wisconsin rules of evidence including (1) proper forms of questions (2) structuring the examination of witnesses to comply with evidentiary rules (3) understanding foundational requirements for admission of various types of evidence (4) objections – making and responding to objections
2. The ability to develop a persuasive theory and theme for each case
3. Individual courtroom skills including (1) direct examination (2) cross examination (3) impeachment of witness with prior inconsistent statements (4) effective use of demonstrative aids and exhibits (5) issues related to expert testimony (6) jury selection (7) opening statements and closing arguments
4. An understanding of professionalism in the context of courtroom work – building on the prior discussion in the Prosecution Function class

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Section 005, Trial Advocacy - LaVigne, Michele

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This course focuses on preparing a student to prepare and try a case, particularly a jury trial. Through the use of case files and assigned problems, students will do voir dire of juries, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, opening and closing statements. Students will also prepare and conduct a mock jury trial.

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Section 006, Trial Advocacy (BLSA Mock Trial) - Williams, Sir

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This course focuses on preparing a student to prepare and try a case, particularly a jury trial. Through the use of case files and assigned problems, students will do voir dire of juries, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, opening and closing statements. Students will also prepare and conduct a mock jury trial.

Learning Outcomes – At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Articulate plaintiff and defense theories of the case
2. Summarize the evidence that will be presented on each side of the case
3. Present opening and closing statements for each side
4. Conduct direct and cross examinations of witnesses
5. Raise and effectively argue evidentiary points as required throughout the trial proceedings
6. Do all things necessary to conduct a full run-through of the Mock Trial

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