Trial Techniques

Class Information Spring 2023

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 58242
  • Meets: Tuesdays
  • Time: 5:40 pm - 7:40 pm
  • Location: 102
  • Meets: Thursdays
  • Time: 5:40 pm - 6:55 pm
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Trial Techniques

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List B)

Course Description:

An intensive approach to learning trial skills. Each student is required to prepare and participate in a series of trial problems. Each student also conducts two complete trials. Lecture, demonstration, and critique by instructor and other experienced litigators. Prerequisites: 320 Evidence. Graded Credit/No Credit.

Class Notes:

Experiential Course

Want to be a trial attorney? Here’s your chance. Students will study, and more importantly, perform all aspects of a trial. Opening statement, direct and cross-examinations, foundations, special witnesses, closing argument, etc. Students will attend a lecture and then perform in nine separate labs over the course of the semester. The labs will be coached by judicial officers and/or practicing attorneys. Finally, students will pair-up and try a brief trial at the end of the semester. Upon completion of the course, each student should have the knowledge and tools to fully complete a trial.

Credit/No Credit. Students who do not attend the first day of class will be dropped by the professor. Attendance is mandatory. Limited enrollment.  Grade based on class exercises. Pre- or Co-requisite: Evidence (320).