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244.49 sec. 001 - Trial Competition (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Spencer J. Pahlke  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

M 6:25 PM - 9:25 PM
Location: Law 240
From August 21, 2023
To December 04, 0023

Course Start: August 21, 2023
Course End: December 04, 0023
Class Number: 31626

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 0
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 06/03 11:57 PM


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 lectures 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. Students must be able to attend all 10 scheduled meetings to earn credit.


Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can 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 risk being dropped without notice.


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Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


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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