244.49 sec. 001 - Trial Competition (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Spencer J. Pahlke (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
M 6:25 PM - 9:25 PM
From August 17, 2020
To October 26, 2020
Course End: October 26, 2020
Class Number: 32263
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
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.
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.
This course will have 9 class meetings. To allow for a makeup class because of unforeseen circumstances this course has an automatic make-up class scheduled for the 10th week. Students must be able to attend all 10 scheduled meetings to earn credit.
Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.
Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
To be in class, each student must have successfully tried out for and earned a position on the trial competition team.
Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Simulation Courses
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Required Books are in blue
- Introduction to Trial Advocacy
Spencer Pahlke, Liz Fraley, Robert Little
Edition: 1st Edition - 2020
Publisher: Trial Guides
e-Book procurement note: This is a set of course materials and online lecturers available through Trialguides.com
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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