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Fall 2014 - Intensive Trial Skills

Lazar, Jodi R
Santos, Mark A
Ellwanger, Jay D
Meroney, Ranelle M
McCormack, Tracy W
Baxter, Sharon C
Nishimura, Christine S
Munson, Sarah J

Credit Hours: 1  Course ID: 176H  Unique # 29455

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
TH1:15 - 2:05 pmTNH 3.140
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29460 - Intensive Trial Skills
Course - APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: http://www.utexas.edu/law/sao/academics/apps.html.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

Description
This class is designed for the serious advocacy student interested in improving trial skills through intensive training exercises and immersion into trial skills. 

In the Intensive Trial Practice course, students are divided into small groups and try case after case throughout the semester for a deep immersion in trial skills.  The course teaches them how to try and defend a case alone as well as how to partner during a trial.  This is a fast-paced, intensive course intended for students with the interest, commitment and energy necessary to participate in multiple trials during the semester. 

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

Prerequisites:  Advocacy Survey and Evidence

Related Course Areas
Textbooks
The First Trial: Where do I sit? What do I say? - Steven Goldberg & Tracy McCormack
  West, edition: 2nd
  ISBN: 9780314211590   (required)
Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers - Keith Evans
  The Capitol.Net, edition: 2004
  ISBN: 978-1-58733-185-5   (required)