Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWE 617 Criminal Pre-Trial Practice



Course Description

This course is aimed at developing student written and oral advocacy skills in the pre-trial phase of criminal litigation. The course will concentrate on the pre-trial stages of a hypothetical criminal case. The course will allow students to work on this case from the arraignment up to jury selection. Students will brief and argue typical evidentiary and discovery motions arising prior to trial. At the end of the term students will present oral arguments on pre-trial motions. The course will require at least 4 hours of preparation per session. Class attendance is mandatory. Enrollment is limited to 16. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)