Trial Practice III: Summer Trial Teams Course | L5026
The summer Trial Teams Course is for the new and veteran students who are selected to represent the school on one of the national trial teams. The course meets one night a week during the summer session for five hours each night. The course is split into two sections, one for returning team members, and one for the newly-selected team members. The course is an advanced courtroom-simulation course in which students work intensely with other students and the instructor, delving into increasingly complex areas of case analysis, evidentiary interpretation and application, examination drafting and presentation, and ethical dynamics of fact patterns. The veteran section begins the first class with students presenting both sides of a criminal case. The new member section begins with refreshers on case analysis, evidence, and courtroom strategies, and culminates with final trials. There is weekly out-of-class case analysis, drafting, and preparation required. Grading is based on classroom participation, written homework, simulated courtroom presentations, and a final trial.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)