About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Trial Advocacy (Fall 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-821
- Class Number: 03575
- Instructor: Mary Strobel
This course develops advocacy skills to be used in trial, including how to make opening statements, conduct direct and cross examination of witnesses, make evidentiary objections, introduce exhibits, prepare and examine experts, and make closing arguments. The ethical implications of litigation tactics and strategies will also be examined. In addition to attending a weekly lecture, students will spend up to three hours each week either performing practical exercises or observing other students doing so. The grade is based upon class performance, including presentation of a trial. Evidence is a prerequisite to the class. Students may take the class concurrently with evidence with the instructor's permission.
- Unit Value: 4
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: T 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm; Th 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm
- Room Number: Ackerman Courtroom - Room 107
- Exam: None
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
- Participation: Required and graded
- Pre-requisites: Evidence; students may take the class concurrently with instructor permission
- Enrollment Limitation: 12 students
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