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Fall 2020
6360 Trial Advocacy for Non-Litigators - LUKIN/WEINMANN- 17888

Professor(s): Karen Lukin (ADJUNCT)
Elizabth Weinmann (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location:  

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.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 9/1/20

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Quota=12

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 9am - noon     

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)

Course Materials (7/7/2020 10:33:10 AM)

Book(s) Required