Trial Skills: A Medical Malpractice Case (3 hrs.)
Litigation: Practice & Procedure > Advanced Courses
A semester-long, limited enrollment course on how to try a complicated medical malpractice case in the courtroom. The course deals with various aspects of civil litigation, including discovery, but emphasizes trial tactics and skills. The course includes tactical and ethical problems which lawyers confront in civil cases. Student presentations at mock trials are videotaped for review and critique. Videotapes on cross-examination are utilized and the course contains brief lectures on the substantive law of medical malpractice. The course does not end with a mock jury trial. In case of overenrollment, preference will be given to students who have not taken another Trial Practice or Trial Skills course. Grading will be Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: Evidence and Civil Procedure. Mr. Gill.