FSCOR 664 Litigation Practice and Procedure

3 credits

A study through student performance of the role of the advocate in the trial process. Class members form prosecution and defense teams for criminal cases, and undertake representation of the parties in all aspects of litigation. Each team is expected to develop a case from the initial client interview through actual litigation before a presiding judge. The course deals with all phases of pretrial and trial work, including fact-gathering, use of pleadings and pre-trial motions, preparation of witnesses, discovery techniques, plea bargains, voir dire of jury panel, opening and closing statements, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, and presentation of evidence.

Prerequisite(s): FSCOR 601.