Introduction to Trial Advocacy (International Track)
Introduction to Trial Advocacy (International Track). This is a course in basic trial advocacy, adapted for International LLM students. The focus is on the basic skills of courtroom advocacy -- including direct and cross examination of witnesses, opening and closing address, and argument to the court -- that can be utilized in trials, arbitrations, and other forms of fact adjudication. Effective advocacy techniques will be emphasized; specific American rules of evidence and procedure will be de-emphasized. Every student will participate in two simulated trials, conducted before practicing lawyers and judges. The course will meet concurrently with the JD sections of Introduction to Trial Advocacy, with instruction in small groups of 4-6, but will be graded separately. Four credit hours. Grade determined by in-class simulation exercises. Pre-requisites: None LLM candidates only. JD candidate enrollment should be in LITARB 605.
Catalog Number: LITARB 605I
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute Resolution
Additional Course Information: LLM Candidates only