This course is about giving students the opportunity to conduct non-jury trials from start to finish. Students prepare and practice how to conduct these trials including direct examination, cross-examination, closing statements, and applying the rules of evidence in real-time, among other topics. Students will also plea bargain cases and respond to motions that arise during the semester.
The course has both a classroom and a courtroom component.
In the Non-Jury Trial Practicum, students will study the following topics: