Legal Interviews & Investigation

Conducting investigations and witness interviews is a key component of effective advocacy in all areas of legal practice. Civil lawyers contemplating filing a lawsuit must engage in a preliminary investigation to determine whether a potential claim has merit. Defense attorneys in both civil and criminal cases cannot rely exclusively on the discovery process, but must also conduct scene visits; identify, investigate and interview lay and expert witnesses; and conduct factual investigations by employing means such as records requests, internet searches, literature reviews, and incident reconstructions. While lawyers may sometimes hire investigators, it is critical that they are equipped to both actively participate in - and direct - the pre-trial investigation of a case.

Catalog Number: LITARB 732

Course History

Spring 2011
Title: Legal Interviews and Investigation
Faculty: Crawford, Cathryn S.
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 14