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Trial Practice III: Criminal Practicum |

The Criminal Trial Practicum will provide students the understanding of how a criminal case progresses from inception of a case to trial. Co-taught by Arapahoe County Assistant District Attorney, Diana Sada, and Boulder County Deputy Public Defender, Ken Hayes, the practicum will challenge students to work through a criminal case from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. With an emphasis on practical experience, students will develop a case theory, meet with a client, strategize investigation, argue motions, prepare for trial, and try a case to a jury. Guest lecturers from the Colorado bench and bar will also join classes to provide experienced guidance on various aspects of criminal law advocacy. Importantly, the emphasis of this course will be experiential learning, as students will be practicing their advocacy in each class, receiving on-the-spot critique and evaluation from instructors and peers.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: N/A
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208