Trial Advocacy A - Hardymon



 

Course Title

Trial Advocacy A

Professor

Hardymon
 

First Assignment

TRIAL ADVOCACY

SyllabusFall, 2013

Professor David W. Hardymon

REQUIRED TEXTS

Mauet, Trials, Second Edition, Aspen Publishers, Inc. (2009), ISBN 9780735577213

Bocchino & Beskind, Problems in Trial Advocacy, 2007 Edition, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, ISBN 9781601560094

One of two case files, to be determined in the first class:

  - Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Corp. v. Mismo Fire Insurance Co., ISBN 9781601560872

  - State v. Diamond, ISBN 9781556813153

 

CLASS SCHEDULE AND REQUIRED READING

This class is front loaded with class work leading up to your trial at the end of the semester. Our trials will be at least one week before your finals. Your trial will be based on the NITA case you are summarizing before the second class. You will make revisions to your case summary throughout the semester. The goal is for you to see how you have progressed as we cover each topic.

Class Topic Readings

Class 1:    

Introduction to course

Trial preparation and strategy

Evidentiary Objections

Assignment of NITA case files

Opening Statement Discussion

Mauet: 1-38; 83-117;   and 517-562