Trial Advocacy, Intensive
- Class number: 12423
- Term: Spring 2006
- Instructor: TBA
This course is designed to teach the skills and techniques involved in the actual trial of a civil personal injury claim. It has been developed by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association and it is taught by adjunct professors who are members of the Association. The class is coordinated with the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The course culminates in the Trial Advocacy Competition that is held regionally in late February or early March. Students are assigned to teams and at various times assume the role of lawyer or witness, either for the plaintiff or the defendant, and must participate in the Competition to receive credit for the course. Prior to the competition, students receive classroom instruction covering topics such as case strategy and analysis, preparing opening statements, engaging in direct and cross examination of witnesses, preparing expert witnesses and writing trial documents, as well as practice of actual trial skills. Course enrolment is limited to eight students (because of the requirement of four person teams). The course is graded pass/fail and credits earned will count against the limit of 8 credits each student is allowed on Special Research Projects and Externships. Pre-requisite: Evidence (either prior to or concurrent with course). For Spring 2005: Class begins January 3 and will meet in Library 519. Competition is Feb. 24-27, 2005. Instructors will also meet students for two sessions is early December (dates, times to be announced).
- Date: Monday, Wednesday 3:30-6:30PM
- Location: ST204
- Catalog number-Section number: 741-01
- Course Type: Practicum
- Prerequisites: Pre or co-requisite: Evidence (560).
- Credits (min/max): 2/2
- Notes: Instructor: Joseph Mirrione and David Cooney; Dates of Class: January 3, 2006-February 27, 2005.
- Enrollment status: Closed
- Current enrollment/capacity: 8/8
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 0/20
- Grade basis: Pass/Fail
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: No
- Exam type: NO EXAM