Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Jonathan Rusch
J.D. Course 351 | 2 credit hours
This course blends rigorous mock trial experiences with class discussion of trial techniques, strategy, and ethics. Students directly participate in a series of trial practice problems as witnesses and attorneys. This course emphasizes opening statements, direct and cross examination, handling exhibits, expert testimony, and making and opposing objections. 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.
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 Civil Litigation Practice; Patent Trial Practice; or Persuasive Strategy and Practice in the High Technology Courtroom.
This course will be enrolled via waitlist. Intensive Session: May 24 - June 13, 2013. Attendance at all nine classes is mandatory. SPECIAL NOTE about Clinics: Students may receive credit for this course and certain clinics only if this course is taken before enrolling in one of these clinics. The clinics are: Center for Applied Legal Studies; Community Justice Project; Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Juvenile Justice; or Law Students in Court.