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Course Name Advanced Trial Advocacy: Empirical and Theoretical Issues
Course Code LAW 6705P
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

This course focuses on refining the trial advocacy skills of experienced civil litigators. The teaching of trial advocacy skills has traditionally been an area where there is a high degree of anecdotal method premised upon the individual experiences of trial lawyers. This course departs from this tradition by drawing upon empirical work in trial simulations, and psychological literature concerning courtroom dynamics. Recent issues in evidence, such as the rules concerning expert opinion versus junk science and developments in the area of hearsay, are explored. Knowledge of evidence is viewed as a core trial advocacy skill. Part of the course utilizes a unique practical methodology, which combines performance with critique. Participants perform a particular advocacy skill and are provided with direct feedback by senior and experienced faculty members.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Status Required
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 8.75h Substantive; 3.25h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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