852 Trial Advocacy, Fall 2016

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Appellate Practice

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 002, Trial Advocacy - Christensen, Craig, Vopal, Edward

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Christensen, Craig, Vopal, Edward

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.

Upon Completion of this Trial Advocacy Course, our students should be able to understand, prepare, and present the following trial skills:

1. Have acquired knowledge of the basic goals/objectives of trial advocacy and the proper presentation and communication of these goals.
2. Understand and develop communication skills to properly and effectively communicate with opposing counsel, judges and a jury.
3. Know the basic elements/components/phases of a jury trial.
4. Know how to prepare, manage, present, enter into the record, and preserve evidence at a jury trial through witnesses and exhibits.
5. Understand the differences between the direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses.
6. Understand the questioning structure and goals of preparing, presenting and communicating the direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses.
7. Understand the basic principles of preparing, presenting, communicating and preserving proper objections to evidence and argument.
8. Understand the basic goals/objectives of jury selection, opening statement and closing argument.
9. Understand how to prepare, present and communicate goals/objectives during jury selection, opening statement and closing argument.
10. Have a positive learning experience during the course of the disciplined, structured and intelligent exchange of ideas, communication goals/objectives/techniques, and jury trial goals/objectives/techniques/strategy.

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

Course Page for Fall 2016 - Peterson, Kim

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.

Recent Offerings of this course by this instructor