Trial Practice III: Mentors Practicum | L4442
Advanced Trial Practice: Mentors Practicum is a year-long, skills-based course for law school students seeking to refine their trial skills, and improve their understanding and application of evidence and criminal procedure, through teaching these skills to local area high school mock trial students.
The course consists of two classes a week. The first takes place at the law school. This weekly class involves case analysis and evidentiary discussion, resulting in the law students preparing their lesson plans to be taught to the high school students. Lesson plans will include trial topics such as case analysis and evidentiary discussions, direct and cross-examination, objections and the rules of evidence, opening statements, closing arguments, and development of theme and theory.
The second weekly class takes place at a local area high school, where the law students act as mentor-coaches to high school mock trial teams.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)