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Fall 2013 - Advocacy Survey

Golden, Michael J
McCormack, Tracy W
Gonzalez, David M
Lein, David P

Course ID: 376M  Unique # 29245  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 3.140
   Wednesday 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 3.140
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Thursday, December 12    8:30 am          A-Z
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must take at least one the following classes concurrently:
29250 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29255 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29260 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29265 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29270 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29275 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29280 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
29285 - Advocacy Survey: Skills
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

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