Courses 2008 - 2009
LAW E 521 Advanced Trial Advocacy
This course addresses more advanced trial advocacy issues than are covered in the basic course in Trial Advocacy (B520). The course will focus on some or all of the following areas of trial practice: client communications, cost effective case management, pleadings and motion practice, difference between state and federal practice, the local rules of the Western District of Washington, mysteries inside chambers, discovery, managing the "big" case, settlement negotiations/ADR, the Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 11 and sanctions, expert witnesses, demonstrative evidence, preparing for trial, and, finally, the trial itself. Evaluation will be based on a paper or papers and on in-class demonstrations. Offered on a credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Trial Advocacy (B520). Evidence (B503 or B513) is not required but recommended.
Course Sections and Instructors
Samuel Chapin, John Coughenour