Advanced Advocacy (Killeen/Boutin)
This is a three credit graded course on advanced advocacy. The course will build upon the fundamentals learned in Introduction to Advocacy. The emphasis will be on jury work, which will help the students to develop improved communication skills. Students will be required to make a presentation on advocacy and will routinely be called upon to do workshop exercises based on the instruction received. The course is based upon “learning by doing”.
The course will combine three distinct learning features:
- Advanced research – the course will cover selected topics in evidence, procedure, and process. It is intended to build upon the second year foundation courses in evidence, pre-trial process, and advocacy, as well as the first term course in criminal procedure.
- Advanced advocacy training- instruction will be given on fundamental principles of presentation/communication to a variety of audiences. Specialized topics will include: the examination of experts, examination of children and presenting before a jury.
- Skill development- students will routinely be called upon to do workshop exercises based upon the advocacy training discussed above
Limited to 12 students.