Trial Practice: ABA/NTC Trial Team | L5025

Sturm's ABA/NTC team is of four of the school's advanced courtroom-simulation based "team" courses in which students find themselves working intensely with five other students and an instructor, delving deeply into increasingly complex areas of case analysis, evidentiary interpretation and application, examination drafting and presentation, and ethical dynamics of fact patterns. Students must be invited to be on one of Sturm's National Trial Teams, after tryouts that are held every spring (April). The team-courses meet fall and spring semesters. Being invited onto one of the teams is a two-year commitment. Starting the first week of each semester, and continuing throughout the entire semester, the ABA/NTC team-course meets twice a week in a classroom environment, for a total of five (5) classroom hours per week. The ABA/NTC team-course also meets a third time each week for courtroom simulation performances and video review, for an additional four (4) hours. There is also substantial out-of-class case analysis and drafting required. The team competes on the national level in the fall at an "invitational" tournament, and in the spring in the ABA/NTC tournament against other ranked law schools from around the country. Grading is based on classroom participation, written homework, and simulated courtroom presentations

Prerequisites: Trial Practice
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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