Criminal Trial Practice (758)
(08/16/2021-12/11/2021)

PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR Criminal Trial Practice

Course Memo

This skills course will walk students through the entire criminal trial process, starting with case selection and trial preparation and ending with closing arguments, sentencing and verdict motions. The goal of the course is to prepare students who have an interest in pursuing a career either as a criminal defense attorney or as a prosecutor. The course will be part lecture and part practice, with the emphasis on practice. Students will engage in simulations of voir dire and jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, objections, as well as learn how to conduct oneself the proper courtroom etiquette expected of an attorney.

Students who have taken Federal Criminal Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy are not eligible to take this course.

Course Section Description

Graded Pass/Fail. This course satisfies the Skills Requirement. Students who have taken Federal Criminal Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy are not eligible to take this course.

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