This course explores proof in legal proceedings. Employing problem-solving and practical/interactive role-plays, students will critically analyze the laws of evidence applicable to state and federal courts. Criminal procedures are examined, specifically, police investigation processes, prosecution, and defense obligations before and at trial.
- Critically analyze and evaluate the process of proving facts in a common-law court system.
- Apply rules of evidence in a principled and critical manner.
- Construct effective written and oral arguments for a legal audience.
- Demonstrate the application of trial and appellate litigation techniques and practice.
- Compare and contrast the ethical roles of lawyers between state and federal courts.
- Harness feedback for informing personal and professional development.