Trial Practice II: Civil

Academic Year

Using the same simulated case from the fall semester Trial Practice I: Civil Pretrial Skills class, students learn the trial skills necessary to conduct the trial of the case. During the weekly two hour labs each student will prepare and conduct the following: introduction and use of exhibits, making and responding to objections, direct and cross-examination of lay witnesses, impeachment, refreshing recollection and past recollection recorded, direct and cross of an expert, opening statements, and summation. At the end of the semester, the students team up to conduct a trial of the case in which each side presents at least two lay witnesses and an expert witness. Students are required to attend a weekly one-hour lecture and participate in a two-hour lab where trial skills are practiced.