When teaching pretrial or trial advocacy, it is important to get the law students out of the classroom to experience the real life of a trial lawyer. For my Comprehensive Pretrial Advocacy course, the students have a minimum of three experiences outside the classroom. First, we go to the scene – the Garage tavern (the [...]
This is Seattle University Law School’s Comprehensive Pretrial class learning the importance of going to the scene – the Garage Tavern where the shooting took place. For more about the case and the scene visit the case website here.Here is my co-author Marilyn Berger and her husband Albert currently on a trip.
Law Students Visit the Scene of the ShootingFor our summer Pretrial Advocacy class, we visit the scene of the shooting at the Garage Tavern. The shooting leads to both a criminal prosecution and a civil wrongful death case, which are the cases that we work with during the course.This is a field trip designed to [...]
Garage Tavern – Scene of the ShootingTo understand a case requires a sense of the people and the place involved. It is critical to go to the scene at the earliest opportunity. You can’t truly understand the place unless you have been there. The scene could be an intersection in a negligence collision case, a [...]
Really Understanding Your CaseThis Tuesday evening, my Seattle University Law School Pretrial Advocacy class, Judge Dean Lum (my co-teacher) and I visited The Garage tavern in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. During the Pretrial Ad course, the law students work with cases growing out of a Saturday night shooting in The Garage tavern. The shooting led [...]