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Fall 2014 - Advocacy Survey

McCormack, Tracy W

Unique # 29465 Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 376M
DayTimeLocation
MW11:50 am - 1:05 pmTNH 3.140
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Thursday, December 11
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29470 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29475 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29480 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29485 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29490 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29495 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29500 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29505 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29510 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
** 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.  While focusing primarily on trial skills, the course will also cover topics such as motion practice and alternative dispute resolution.  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, and the basic skills necessary to try a case.  The skill sessions will end with the trial of a case.  Students will examine a case file from pretrial motions, ADR, arbitration, voir dire and trial. 

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

Prerequisite or Concurrent:  Evidence. 

Related Course Areas
Textbooks
Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis & Strategy - Marilyn Berger, John Mitchell & Ronald Clark
  Aspen, edition: 3rd Edition
  ISBN: 978-0-7355-9816-4   (required)
The Articulate Advocate - Brian K. Johnson & Marsha Hunter
  Crown King Books, edition: 2009
  ISBN: 978-0-9796895-0-5   (required)
Trial Advocacy: Assignments & Case Files - Marilyn Berger, John Mitchell & Ronald Clark
  Aspen, edition: 2nd Edition
  ISBN: 978-0-7355-0735-7   (required)