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Spring 2011 - Advocacy Survey

Santos, Mark A
McCormack, Tracy W

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 376M  Unique # 29285

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MW12:30 - 1:45 pmTNH 3.140
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Wednesday, May 4 8:30 am - A-Z
2.137
2.137
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29290 - Advocacy Survey
29295 - Advocacy Survey
29300 - Advocacy Survey
29305 - Advocacy Survey
29310 - Advocacy Survey
29315 - Advocacy Survey
29320 - Advocacy Survey
29325 - Advocacy Survey
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

Description
This class has a mandatory evening skills component (Monday or Wednesday evening).  Students must register for both the lecture (376M) and either Monday or Wednesday evening skills portion (176N) of the class.

Advocacy survey is designed for beginning advocacy students who are interested in gaining exposure to all areas of advocacy.  The course covers topics such as the art and theory of persuasion, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial techniques and courtroom technology.  By combining theory through the lecture sessions with technique training in periodic skills sessions, students are able to practice what they learn.  Students get hands-on practice in areas such as opening and closing statements, the use and relevance of technology in litigation, voir dire, motion practice, and other general persuasive techniques.  Students will see a case file from pretrial motions, ADR, arbitration, voir dire and trial.  During the semester, using all their persuasive knowledge, students will try a case.

This is a 4-credit class (1 credit pass/fail, 3 credits graded).

Prerequisite or Concurrent:  Evidence.

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