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Fall 2017
6360 Trial Advocacy for Non-Litigators - LUKIN/BROWN/MATTHEWS- 25917

Professor(s): Karen Lukin (ADJUNCT)
Judge Harvey Brown (ADJUNCT)
William Matthews (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 8:30a-10:00a  MW  Location: 4  BLB

Course Outline: Trial Advocacy for Non-Litigators provides students who do not have any trial experience with a chance to gain basic litigation training. This class is ideal for students who plan to pursue a career as a transactional attorney, but want to acquire the knowledge and skills required to try a case. The class is a mirror of the evening trial advocacy class, so students will learn the skills of case analysis, direct examination, cross examination, opening statement, closing argument, and voir dire. The course provides learning by doing and requires skill performance by each student every week. The final examination is a full jury trial performed at the Harris County Courthouse. Evidence is not a requirement for this course. Evidentiary issues relating to the case files will be identified by faculty and discussed in class. Mock trial students or students with previous trial training are not eligible for this class.

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/7/2017 11:19:28 AM)

Book(s) Required

TRIAL ADVOCACY REQUIRED TEXTS FOR PURCHASE. Make sure you purchase correct editions noted. 1. Mauet, Trial Techniques and Trials (9th Edition) – may be purchased at UH bookstore or at www.amazon.com 2. Nita Liquor Commission v. Cut-Rate Liquor and Jones at http://www.law.uh.edu/blakely/trialadvocacy/ (Problem 1: “Nita Liquor Control” and “Diagram”). 3. Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Corporation v. Mismo Fire Insurance Company (9th Edition) – may be purchased at UH bookstore or online at http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/home.page 4. Texas Rules of Evidence (can be viewed online or purchased) (OPTIONAL)