Voir Dire | L4027
This course covers the practical process of jury selection including the court rules and statutes that apply as well as Constitutional issues including fair cross-section and discriminatory challenges. An exploration of the demographic, legal, and case-specific issues that can be addressed in jury selection. The course couples traditional lectures with emphasis on student exercises. The course culminates in a "final voir dire" where the student is given a case problem and required to incorporate persuasive introductions, law questions, case-specific questions, and conclusions. Student participation throughout the class is required as both the inquiring attorney and as a juror.
Prerequisites: none, although trial practice is helpful
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)