Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professors DuBose and Klumb
J.D. Skills 351 | 2 credit hours
This course adopts a "learn by doing" approach to teaching trial practice. Almost every class session provides each student an opportunity to practice a trial skill -- e.g., openings and closing arguments, direct and cross-examinations, use of exhibits, etc. Discussion of trial techniques, strategy, and ethics are also woven into general class discourse. Students will directly participate in a series of trial practice problems as witnesses and attorneys. Videotaping will be used as an aid to the learning process. The course is designed especially for students who wish to obtain some trial experience but lack the time to enroll in a regular litigation clinic. Note: Some sections of this course may require extended classes or extra meetings outside of class to accommodate a mock trial.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (or the equivalent Legal Process and Society); Criminal Justice (or the equivalent Democracy and Coercion), or Criminal Procedure; Evidence.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Trial Practice and Applied Evidence; Civil Litigation Practice; or Patent Trial Practice.