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27 11, 2013

ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL OBSERVATIONS

By |November 27th, 2013|Cross-Examination, Direct Examination, Exhibits, opening statement, Student observations|1 Comment

Here is another student’s report containing courtroom observations. She watched trial work in an attempted murder case. Each semester in my Comprehensive Trial Advocacy course, the law students go to court, observe and write a report about what they saw and learned by watching a day in trial. Students select from federal, state or municipal [...]

6 05, 2013

COURTROOM LESSON #1: TRIAL LAWYER’S DEMEANOR

By |May 6th, 2013|Courtroom Lessons, Student observations, teaching techniques, Trial Tips|1 Comment

Through the Eyes of Law StudentsThe best way to learn trial skills is to second chair a trial with a skilled lawyer. The next best way is to watch skilled trial lawyers at work in the courtroom. Students in my semester-long Comprehensive Trial Advocacy course go to court, watch a day of trial and write [...]

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