Moot Court: Mock Trial School Competition

Description: In this practical skills course, students will learn direct and cross examination, how to lay foundations, evidentiary objections, opening statement and closing argument. Each class will consist of lectures and hands-on experience in small groups. Students also are required to complete a trial notebook to be used at trial as part of the course. At the end of the course, students (in two-person teams) will try both sides of a case in several rounds in the Law School Moot Court/Mock Trial competition.

Class attendance is mandatory, as this is a practical skills course. Students who enroll must commit to be present for the practice round Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at Multnomah County Courthouse and for the three rounds of competition on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Final Competition Rounds on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. In addition, students must commit to be present for one session on opening statements at the Multnomah County Courthouse on Saturday morning, September 25, 2010 8:30am - noon. No exceptions.

Individuals who excel in the class and the competition are extended an invitation to represent the school in a regional trial competition in the Spring.

Note: The first class will be held Monday, August 30, in Room 2. Students are expected to attend the first meeting unless they have a class conflict that Monday night. Students must notify the Registrar if this is the case. The following weeks, the class will be held on Wednesday evenings, 6 - 8pm in Room 1.

Prerequisites: Students must have taken Evidence, or be currently enrolled in Evidence, to take the course.

Skill: litigation