(LAWJ-4140) - 3 UNITS
Becoming a good trial lawyer starts with learning the fundamentals of trial advocacy, including opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments. However, great trial lawyers know that those fundamentals will not be sufficient if the audience - the jury - is unwilling to listen. That is where this course comes in by teaching students the techniques of voir dire and giving students opportunities to apply those techniques with mock juries. Students will learn and apply the techniques using real cases that either have been tried to verdict or evaluated with mock juries, while receiving guidance and feedback from the professor and experienced plaintiff's lawyers, defense lawyers, and jury consultants.
Trial Advocacy (LAWJ-4019)