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244.49 sec. 1 - Trial Competition (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Spencer J. Pahlke  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
Instructor: Bryan H Heckenlively  
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: M 6:25-9:25
Meeting Location: 240

Course Start: September 08, 2014
Course End: October 27, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49643

This course is limited to and required for members of the Board of Advocate's trial team. The course will teach trial competition skills, including case analysis and strategies. It will combine lecture with student performance.

Students who have enrolled previously in Law 244.49 Trial Competition are not eligible to enroll again.

Spencer Pahlke is a trial lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger in San Francisco. His practice focuses on prosecuting catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from governmental negligence, vehicular negligence, products liability, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

Bryan Heckenlively is an attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, in a wide range of industries and subject areas. He also has experience in the state and federal appellate courts. A complete bio is available here:

To join this class, each student must be a competitor in BerkeleyLaw's external trial competition program.

Exam Notes: T
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Simulation Courses

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Required Books are in blue

  • The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers
    Brian K. Johnson, Marsha Hunter,
    Publisher: Crown King Books
    ISBN: 9780979689505
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $11.50
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • The Elements of Trial
    Rick Friedman
    Edition: 2013
    Publisher: Trial Guides
    ISBN: 9781934833889
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 38
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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