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Summer Skills Trial Advocacy

LAW 684 – Trial Advocacy

Credits: 4 academic
Faculty: Adjunct Prof. Louis Fasulo
Prerequisites: Evidence (required); Professional Responsibility (required)

Students are introduced to theories and approaches as well as fact analysis, persuasion and rhetoric, trial planning, trial process, jury composition, evidence, advocacy, addressing jurors, examining witnesses, and visual persuasion. In addition, students practice and master the basic techniques of advocacy at trial, including voir dire examination, opening statements, closing arguments, direct examination, cross-examination, exhibit handling, offering and objecting to evidence, presenting and combating expert witnesses.