Related Skills Courses
Basic trial techniques are discussed in the classroom. Students participate in simulated trial problems and proceedings conducted under the supervision of a seasoned trial practice instructor. They learn to present opening arguments, conduct direct and cross examination, introduce exhibits, and deliver persuasive closing arguments.
Legal Negotiation and Settlement
Through participation in simulated negotiations, assigned readings, and class discussion, negotiation theory and technique are taught. Students focus on skills routinely employed by practicing lawyers during the process of settling cases.
Students learn the law, theory, and practice of the important proceedings that occur prior to the trial of civil cases. They develop, draft, and respond to interrogatories, requests for documents, and pretrial motions. In addition, they learn to conduct and defend depositions.