2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

CRJ 370 Mock Trial

Course in being a trial lawyer. Students will master the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) and apply them in a trial advocacy setting, either through the introduction of testimonial, documentary, or demonstrative evidence and/or by objecting to said admission of evidence. The student will perform all phases of a mock trial, from opening statements, direct, and cross-examinations (with objections), introducing evidence, jury instructions, and closing arguments. Last two weeks will be devoted to a full mock trial exercise. Prerequisite: Upper division status.