HOBBS/POEHLS TRIAL ADVOCACY
(LAWJ-4119) - 3 UNITS
As part of the year-long Hobbs/Poehls District Attorney program, which starts anew each semester (fall and spring), this course is specifically geared toward training students in the skills they will need during their district attorney placement in the second semester of the program, including; case analysis, how to conduct direct and cross examination, effective opening statements and closing arguments, how to make and respond to objections, and how to argue motions to suppress evidence.
The Hobbs / Poehls District Attorney Practicum is a year-long program designed to thoroughly prepare law students to master the skills necessary to perform preliminary hearings and jury trials as certified law clerks with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Admission to the practicum is by application and interview. Please note that students who have previously completed Trial Advocacy will be graded on a pass/fail basis for this course.
Participation in the Hobbs / Poehls DA Practicum fulfills the Capstone requirement for both the Civil and Criminal Litigation Concentrations.
Criminal Procedure (LAWD-4007) (can be taken concurrently)