Course Details

Criminal Trial Practice

This course deals with the trial of a criminal case. The focus is upon practical trial skills, strategy and procedure. The course provides students with practical experience with the prosecution and defense of criminal cases. Emphasis is on criminal trial advocacy with students working on opening statements, admission of evidence, direct examinations, cross-examinations, and closing arguments. Students will act as both prosecutors and defense lawyers. The class also covers preparation of witnesses, evidentiary problems, and arguments to the court. Pre-requisite: Criminal Law Recommended course: Evidence is recommended as a pre- or co-requisite.

Catalog Number: CRIM 621
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionCriminal Law Practice AreaProcedure Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Criminal Trial Practice
Faculty: Schneider, Matthew M. (courses | profile)
Levin, Joel R. (courses | profile)
Gillogly, Daniel W.
Pasqual, Morris O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 6

Fall 2016
Title: Criminal Trial Practice
Faculty: Schneider, Matthew M. (courses | profile)
Levin, Joel R. (courses | profile)
Gillogly, Daniel W.
Pasqual, Morris O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 10

Fall 2015
Title: Criminal Trial Practice
Faculty: Prosperi, Mark S. (courses | profile)
Schneider, Matthew M. (courses | profile)
Levin, Joel R. (courses | profile)
Gillogly, Daniel W.
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 11

Fall 2014
Title: Criminal Trial Practice
Faculty: Prosperi, Mark S. (courses | profile)
Schneider, Matthew M. (courses | profile)
Levin, Joel R. (courses | profile)
Gillogly, Daniel W.
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15