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Spring 2021
LAW780  LEC  LITIGATION SKILLS I

Course Description
This comprehensive and rigorous trial training program offers students a unique opportunity to develop fundamental skills for trial practice. This is achieved through intensive classroom exercises and simulated courtroom exercises under adjunct faculty members who are experienced trial lawyers and judges. The entire class meets together for two hours on Mondays, where program faculty and invited guests present "Lecture/Demonstrations" on specific courtroom trial techniques. Students also meet in smaller Trial and Pretrial sections each week. These are separately graded sections for which students must register simultaneously. Litigation Skills I is a prerequisite for both Litigation Skills II and Litigation Skills Externship Program. It counts as one workshop. Students wishing to register for Litigation Skills I must complete and submit the On-Line Registration Form. Registration for Litigation Skills I will be held during a separate registration period. Students who register for Litigation Skills I will register for both: * LAW 780Litigation Skills I Pretrial 3 credits * LAW 880Litigation Skills I Trial 3 credits Sections of 8 (morning sections) or 12 (evening sections) meet twice weekly with faculty members in addition to the entire class meeting weekly on Monday with the Program Director. Each student performs exercises each week and prepares for and participates in two simulated trials as a member of a two-person team. These trials and the entire course of instruction is outlined in the Litigation Skills I Syllabus. To apply, please visit: http://www.law.miami.edu/iml/courses-registration/litigation-skills-course-registration-syllabi-schedule

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-25-2021 - 04-27-2021   M  2:00 PM-3:30 PM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 6
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence
Grading: Mandatory Honors/Pass/Fail
Method of Evaluation: Classroom performance and attendance
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions: By application only
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
NEW YORK SKILLS
Concentration(s):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Pretrial (Aspen Coursebook)
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Thomas A. Mauet, Fred O. Marcus
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Tenth
    ISBN: 9781543805024
      
  • Textbook Name: Modern Trial Advocacy Analysis & Practice: Law School Edition
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Steven Lubet, J.C. Lore
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Fourth
    ISBN: 9781601565730
      
  • Textbook Name: In re Cooperman: Professional Responsibility, Case File
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Anthony J. Bocchino, David A. Sonenshein, Deane C. Siemer
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Third
    ISBN: 9781601568052
      
  • Textbook Name: Problems in Trial Advocacy
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Anthony J. Bocchino, Donald H. Beskind
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2019
    ISBN: 9781601568397
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: READING ASSIGNMENT: Lubet 1-11 Trial Basics 13-36 Case Analysis and Storytelling 37-71 Direct Examination 73-112 Cross Examination Mauet 3–18 Planning 28-37 Client Interviewing 43-53 Witness Interviewing

    Additional Information:
    TRIAL SKILLS WORKSHOP: (Dress in Courtroom Attire) Read Problem 1, NITA Liquor Commission v. Cut Rate Liquor & Jones in the Problems in Trial Advocacy Book Be prepared to identify good facts, bad facts, potential evidence issues, case theories, and case themes in Problem 1. PRETRIAL SKILLS WORKSHOP: No Classes this week. Pretrial Skills will begin the week of February 1st.
      

    Syllabus Spring 2021.pdf

 
Professor(s)

LAVE, TAMARA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: tlave@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-1899
Office: G268