LAW Trial Advocacy: Intensive

Prof. Timothy Wilton,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


Grading is pass/fail only.Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


This course teaches students how to conduct a trial. Students will learn to deliver opening statements and closing arguments and to conduct witness examinations. Among other topics, we will study techniques of direct and cross examination, impeachment of a witness, refreshing recollection, introduction of real evidence and documents and the use of demonstrative evidence. Students will conduct a full videotaped trial from a civil or criminal case file. Written critiques of a classmate's trial performance and of a student's own videotaped trial performance are required.


  Prerequisite: Students may not also enroll in Trial Advocacy: Criminal, Trial Practice or Trial Evidence courses.

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 16 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement


<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>