University of Pittsburgh

Trial Advocacy

Catalog Number: 5407
2.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: Professional Skills.

A course devoted to the art of presentation and persuasion in the courtroom. Students will be engaged in preparation for, and performance of, all basic phases of a typical trial including jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, techniques for introducing evidence, closing argument, etc. Emphasis will be on actual performance of mock problems in a true courtroom setting, as well as instructor's critique of those performances.

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