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245.2 sec. 2 - Civil Trial Practice (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Jonathan Lee  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Th 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: August 23, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49622


This is a basic trial advocacy course, focusing on planning and preparation for trial, including direct examination, cross examination, introduction of exhibits, objections to evidence, opening statements, closing arguments, pre-trial motion practice, the use of visual aids, and courtroom communication skills. Class sessions consist 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 mock jury trial. This class is not suitable for those who have already completed a similar class on trial skills.

INSTRUCTOR: Jonathan U. Lee is an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, Northern District of California.

Prerequisites:
Evidence, or concurrent enrollment in evidence.

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

The following files are available for this course:

First Assignment
Syllabus

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Readers:
A reader will be used in this class.

Books:
Required Books are in blue

  • Dixon v. Providential Life Insurance Co
    Edward R Stein,
    Publisher: National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    ISBN: 9781556817199
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $7.50
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Modern Trial Advocacy
    Steven Lubet,
    Publisher: National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
    ISBN: 9781601561275
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 66.92
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Problems in Trial Advocacy
    Anthony J. Bocchino, Donald H. Beskind,
    Publisher: NITA
    ISBN: 9781601561602
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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