Advanced Skills in Trial Advocacy
You will need the following books to complete the assignment for the first week.
Materials in Trial Advocacy: Problems and Cases (7th Edition) Thomas A. Mauet and Warren D. Wolfson.
Basic Trial Advocacy by Peter Murray
Tuesday, January 14 Class Introduction and Case Preparation
Read: Chapter 2 of Murray, pages 7-18
Chapter 4 of Murray, pages 53-67
Read and be sure you know:
Rules 26, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Rules 15, 16 and 17 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Students will discuss preparation of a case for trial. This will include discussing how to develop a coherent theory of the case, as well as coming up with themes to communicate the theory effectively to the jury. Students will conduct case preparation on the cases assigned below, considering each of these steps:
All students should read and be prepared to be involved in the discussion of all three cases.
Student # 1 (Dubberly) Plaintiff Problem 7.5 Age Discrimination (p. 541)
Student # 2 (Gamon) Defense Problem 7.5 Age Discrimination (p. 541)
Student # 3 (Gordon) State Problem 7.7 Drug Entrapment (p. 569)
Student # 4 (Thirft) Defense Problem 7.7 Drug Entrapment (p. 569)
Student # 5 (Tice) Defense Problem 7.10 Drug Entrapment (p. 569)
Student # 6 (Waldrop) Government Problem 7.10 Bribery (p. 633)
Student # 7 (Woodham) Defense Problem 7.10 Bribery (p. 633)
Thursday, January 16 Case Preparation: Practical Exercise (continued)
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