Fall 2012 Class Descriptions
Oral Advocacy Skills (LSII) (Theresa J. Player)
Concentration(s): Criminal Litigation (JD), Civil Litigation (JD), Criminal Law (LLMC), Criminal Law (LLMG)
Prerequisite(s): Evidence (or concurrent enrollment)
This is an upper class course focused on the skills of case analysis and oral presentation of those cases to judges and juries on civil or criminal trials. The course also includes developing skills used in the discovery phase of civil cases, especially depositions. The course is specifically designed to expand the skills introduced to the student in Legal Research & Writing. The course methodology combines lectures, demonstrations and individual student performances in small groups with extensive critique and feedback by small group instructors who are experienced practitioners. The course culminates in a mock trial. The course is graded on a 4-tier Pass/Fail basis. The previous name of this course was Lawyering Skills II.
Note: Students may only elect this course or Practicum--Civil to count toward the Civil Litigation Concentration (JD).