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245.2 sec. 1 - Civil Trial Practice (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Mary Pat Dooley  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: W 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: August 22, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49619


This is a basic trial advocacy course, using a civil case file. We will focus on direct and cross examination, introduction of exhibits, opening statements and closing arguments, pre-trial motion practice, and courtroom communication skills. Class sessions consists of weekly student performances of trial exercises, and a lecture on a trial component. There will be assigned reading and videotape viewing outside of class. The course culminates in a half-day jury trial. This class is not suitable for those who have already completed a similar class on trial skills.

INSTRUCTOR:
Mary Pat Dooley is a judicial staff attorney for California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan.

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

Exam Notes: T
Course Category: Advocacy Skills Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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Books:
Required Books are in blue

  • Dixon v. Providential Life Insurance Case File
    Stein and Rothschild
    Edition: ISBN 9781556817199
    Publisher: NITA
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $35.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Modern Trial Advocacy, Law School Edition
    Steven Lubet
    Edition: Third Ed. ISBN 9781601561411
    Publisher: NITA
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 65.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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