2018/2019, Semester 2
Modular Credits: 4
The objectives of this course are to introduce students to :
basic trial techniques and skills, including the basics of presentations in Court, modes of address, examination in chief and cross- examination and submissions on facts
witness preparation for trial
drafting of pleadings
drafting of Affidavits of Evidence-in-Chief
The practical skills learned in this will complement those learned in first year Legal Analysis Communication and Research. This course will also give students an opportunity to interact with and learn from practicing litigation lawyers, and thereby give them a taste of the "real world" litigation practice.
This module relies heavily on interactive and participatory learning, in a large group setting and in small tutorial groups. Large group classes are used for demonstrations of skills, with a heavy emphasis on guided peer learning. Small group classes do not exceed 8 students, and are run by legal practitioners with a background in teaching trial advocacy. There is no final examination, and learning is supplemented by regular assignments and a final Mock Trial.
LC2002 Introduction to Trial Advocacy LC2013 Corporate Deals LC2003 Legal Case Studies
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D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week