Course Details

Trial Technology: High-Tech Trial Techniques

This course is designed to describe and teach the use of technology in each stage of litigation - discovery, case management and at trial. The course will focus on the fundamentals of high-tech courtroom presentations. It will combine faculty lecture and demonstrations with student "on-your-feet" exercises that simulate real-world courtroom experiences. Specifically, students will be asked to prepare arguments and witness examinations incorporating computer-aided presentations. Lectures, discussions and required reading materials will cover topics such as storytelling through visuals, using the high-tech courtroom, the "new" jury, the development of the use of technology in the practice of law, and evidentiary issues raised in the electronic world. The course is presented through NU Law's Fred Bartlit Center for Trial Strategy. It will be taught by experienced trial lawyers from Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP. Classes will take place in Bartlit Beck's own Courtroom and "Forum" in the historic 1892 Cook County Criminal Courts building, located a few blocks from the law school at 54 West Hubbard Street. Prerequisites: None Teaching Method: Simulation, demonstration and lecture Course Materials: TBD

Catalog Number: LITARB 693
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionHigh TechnologyLegal Skills Development

Course History


Spring 2015
Title: Trial Technology: High-Tech Trial Techniques
Faculty: Bensinger, Peter B.
Bensinger, Peter B.
Valaik, Michael John
Ford, Matthew
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 10


Spring 2014
Title: Trial Technology: High-Tech Trial Techniques
Faculty: Minarik, Katherine G
Derringer, Steven E
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 13


Spring 2013
Title: Trial Technology: High-Tech Trial Techniques
Faculty: Minarik, Katherine G
Derringer, Steven E
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 12


Spring 2012
Title: High-Tech Trial Techniques
Faculty: Ouweleen, Mark S. (courses | profile)
Baak, Andrew (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Advocacy     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 8