420 Trial Practice

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class, which focuses on criminal trials, lasts the full semester. Three sections focusing on civil trials and one section focusing on criminal trials Law 422 are offered in the Spring.

Pre/co-requisites: 
Course Areas of Practice
Course Type
Simulation
Learning Outcomes
(d) Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession
2017
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.01 3 Donald H. Beskind W/Th W 3:15-6:05 PM/ Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049/4049

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class, which focuses on criminal trials, lasts the full semester. Three sections focusing on civil trials and one section focusing on criminal trials Law 422 are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.02 3 Michael Dockterman M 3:30-6:20 PM, Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049/4049

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class, which focuses on criminal trials, lasts the full semester. Three sections focusing on civil trials and one section focusing on criminal trials Law 422 are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.03 3 William S. Mills Tu/Th Tu 3:15-6:05 PM/ Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049/4049

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class, which focuses on criminal trials, lasts the full semester. Three sections focusing on civil trials and one section focusing on criminal trials Law 422 are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2016
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.02 3 Michael Dockterman M 3:45-6:35 PM & Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049 & 4047

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.

In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites

Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.

Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.03 3 Thomas K. Maher W 6:15-9:05 PM & Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049 & 4047

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.

In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites

Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.

Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.04 3 Donald H. Beskind Tu 6:15-9:05 PM & Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049 & 4047

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.

In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites

Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.

Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.05 3 William S. Mills Tu 3:15-6:05 PM & Th 7:15-8:15 PM 4049 + 4047

This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.

In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.

In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites

Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.

Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.01 3 Thomas K. Maher Tu 6:00-8:50 PM Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.02 3 Michael Dockterman M Th 3:15-6:05 pm; 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.03 3 William S. Mills Tu Th 3:15-6:05 pm; 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.04 3 Tu Th 6:15-9:05 pm; 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.05 3 Thomas K. Maher W Th 6:15-9:05 pm; 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.06 3 Donald H. Beskind W Th 3:15-6:05 pm; 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.01 3 Thomas K. Maher Tu 6:00-8:50 pm Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.02 3 Michael Dockterman M 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm M 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3043
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.03 3 William S. Mills Tu 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Tu 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3043
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.04 3 Tu 6:00-8:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Tu 6:00-8:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3043
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.05 3 Thomas K. Maher W 6:00-8:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm W 6:00-8:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3043
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.06 3 Donald H. Beskind W 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm W 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 7:00-8:00 pm Room 4049; Room 3043
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.01 3 Thomas K. Maher Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.02 3 Michael Dockterman M 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 6:10-7:10 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.03 3 William S. Mills Tu 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 6:10-7:10 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.05 3 Thomas K. Maher Tu 6:00-8:50 pm; Th 6:10-7:10 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.06 3 Donald H. Beskind Th 3:00-5:50 pm; Th 6:10-7:10 pm Room 4049; Room 3037
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Fall 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.01 3 Thomas K. Maher Tu 6:30-10:00 pm Tu 6:30-10:00 pm Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

420.02 3 Michael Dockterman M 3-5:50 pm, Th 5:45-6:45 pm (Room 4047) M 3-5:50 pm, Th 5:45-6:45 pm (Room 4047) Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.03 3 William S. Mills Tu 6-8:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) Tu 6-8:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.04 3 Charles L. Becton W 3-5:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) W 3-5:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.05 3 Thomas K. Maher M 6-8:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) M 6-8:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

420.06 3 Donald H. Beskind Tu 3-5:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) Tu 3-5:50 pm; Th 5:45-6:45 pm (4047) Room 4049
This is the basic trial skills course covering Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment, Exhibits, Expert Witnesses and Closing Argument. In sections of 12 students per section, students prepare and perform the various skills using simulated problems and case files. After each performance, students receive constructive comments from faculty members who are also experienced trial lawyers. Students also get videotapes of their performances. The course ends with a full jury trial of a civil or criminal case with teams of two students on each side. At the end of the trial, the jury deliberates and students are able to watch the jury as it deliberates.In the Fall, the class lasts the full semester. Usually only one section is offered in the Fall.In the Spring, the class begins with a three-day Intensive Session in January and finishes before Spring Break. Students planning to take the course in the Spring should check the academic calendar for the date of the Intensive Session. No student may take the course in the Spring unless he or she can attend the entire Intensive Session. Five sections are offered in the Spring.

Pre/Co-requisites
Students must have taken Evidence prior to taking this course.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.