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Litigation Courses

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Learn more about current Litigation Courses, including trial practice, by viewing the course list below.

Litigation Courses

7210/Evidence

Considers the rules governing the admissibility of testimonial, physical, documentary, and demonstrative evidence in trials and other formal legal proceedings. Topics considered include relevance, prejudice, competency, hearsay, opinion, impeachment, and privilege.

7211/Evidence Lab

A required component of on campus Evidence during the Fall and Spring semesters, the lab requires students to apply the rules of Evidence in a courtroom simulation.

7220/Trial Practice

This skills course covers the important aspects of a trial, including jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examination, exhibits, objections, expert witnesses, and closing arguments. The course culminates in a full, simulated trial.

7318/Intensive Trial Practice

Simulates the experience of preparing for trial under the supervision of experienced trial lawyers. Involves intensive review of the Federal Rules of Evidence and applicable trial practice concepts, as well as significant factual analysis, focus, preparation and practice on one detailed problem in order to best replicate the experience of a real trial. A number of students will be selected to compete in extramural trial competitions. 

 

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