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Advanced Trial Advocacy

3 credit hours, Fall or Spring semester

Students who have taken Trial Advocacy (Law 684) will apply their trial advocacy skills to more advanced, technical and complex legal problems. This upper level course is intended for students interested in pursuing litigation careers. The focus of the course will be on the development of case strategies and the integration of those strategies with the case trial. Emphasis will be on the ability to develop persuasive direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses. The students will also learn how to use technology effectively in the courtroom. The course will be taught through simulation trials. Students will be responsible for handling a full-length trial including the pre-trial discovery process. Writing assignments will focus on advanced procedural and evidentiary issues. Students are provided and opportunity to compete on Inter School Teams representing Pace Law School. Class size will be limited. Prerequisites: Permission of the Director of Trial Advocacy, as well as Trial Advocacy and completion on of the Trial Advocacy course.