Shows like Boston Legal and Suits present savvy lawyers that make winning look easy. How hard can it really be? Students in this course will have the opportunity to prosecute or defend a criminal case from start to finish. After learning the applicable substantive law of the crime itself and some basic procedural rules, students will analyze and evaluate physical evidence. They will then learn how to examine and cross-examine eyewitnesses, forensic experts, and police officers, as well as how to admit evidence at trial. Each student will work to perfect the art of storytelling before a jury in making opening statements and closing arguments.
November 2 and 3, 2019
$425 ($395 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(includes housing, food, and academic activities)
$375 ($345 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(Day student - includes food and academic activities)