Boston University School of Law

JD894 Trial Advocacy

JD 894 ( A1)  M 5:00 PM-7:50 PM 
3 cr., Fall 
Professor Lu 
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JD 894 ( A2)  W 4:30 PM-7:20 PM 
3 cr., Fall 
Professor Saylor 
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JD 894 ( A2)  W 4:30 PM-7:20 PM 
3 cr., Spring 
Professor Saylor 
No Class Website
JD 894 ( W1)  T 5:00 PM-7:50 PM 
3 cr., Spring 
Professor Wyshak 
No Class Website
 

This course introduces the student to the structure of the trial process and the skills used by trial lawyers. The topics covered range from opening statements to closing arguments, including conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses, making and meeting objections, introducing documents and discovery into evidence, and using hypothetical questions with expert witnesses. Students must perform simulated exercises and will try one or more civil or criminal cases before a jury. Visit the web for more information on the instructors. PREREQUISITE: EVIDENCE. Students taking TRIAL ADVOCACY in the second semester of their third year may take EVIDENCE as a COREQUISITE. Students who have taken part in a clinic may not subsequently enroll in Trial Advocacy. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option. NOTE: This class satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement. ** A student who fails either to attend the initial meeting of a section of Trial Advocacy, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the registrar, WILL BE administratively dropped from the section. Students who are on a wait list for a section are required to attend the first section meeting to be considered for enrollment.