Course Description

601.771. INTRAMURAL MOCK TRIAL TEAM (3) S

    

Pre- or Co-requisites: Evidence, permission of instructor    


The Fall Intramural Mock Trial Team is open to all 1Ls and 2Ls by audition that takes place in the preceding spring. Students accepted for participation in the Fall intramural competition will be assigned mentors to assist them in preparation for the fall competition. The competition will be conducted in the Fall in three separate rounds and students will be scored on an individual and team basis. The highest scoring students may be offered positions on Rutgers Trial Advocacy Competition Team, which competes regionally against other law schools each Spring. 



601:553. TRIAL ADVOCACY COMPETITION TEAM (1)




Prerequisite: Evidence and permission of the instructor.


Students participate in a National Student Trial Advocacy Competition as a component of this course. Develops a greater understanding of case preparation, examination skills, theory development, trial strategy, and techniques of persuasion.

The course focuses on a civil liability problem in preparation for the national competition in early March. The problem serves as a vehicle for advocacy in opening statements/closing arguments and examination of lay and expert witnesses.

The national competition problem will be distributed in November. According to the competition rules, fact pattern clarifications are due in mid-December. Therefore, students interested in enrolling in this course must contact Sandy Gavin, Director of Advocacy Programs, in order to receive further details concerning the competition and to receive permission to enroll in this course.


601.758. INTRAMURAL MOCK TRIAL TEAM BOARD (P2)

Co-curricular, pass/fail
Prerequisites:  Intramural Mock Trial Team Competition; Trial Advocacy Competition Team; permission of instructor

Successful participants in the IMTT/TACT sequence may be invited to return to participate in a subsequent IMTT/TACT round, while serving as coaching/teaching assistants for the program. Students receive one credit in the Fall and one credit in the Spring, pursuant to Academic Rules 8.5(a) and (b).