Trial Practice

Trial Practice

Course Description

This course teaches you how to be a trial lawyer through actual preparation and presentation of all segments of a trial. Extensive preparation will be required for each session. Students will learn techniques of basic direct and cross-examinations, impeachment, handling exhibits and demonstrative evidence, jury selection, opening and closing statements, advanced direct and cross-examination, and examination of expert witnesses. They will perform simulated trial exercises and their work will be critiqued by leading members of the New Mexico Bench and Bar.