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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Trial Advocacy

Course Description
This course is intended to prepare and train students in advocacy skills for litigation.  It is graded on a pass/D/fail basis, with top 10% of class receiving “honors” designation.  The principal method of instruction is "Learning By Doing."  The students participate in intensive role playing of simulated trial problems.  Subjects covered during the course are:  jury selection; opening statements; direct and cross examination; exhibits and demonstrative evidence; impeachment and rehabilitation; examination of expert witnesses; closing arguments; and trial notebook.  Members of the faculty and distinguished guest lecturers give demonstration performances.  Each student is videotaped at least once, is critiqued by a faculty member and then reviews his or her performance on videotape.  A student-faculty ratio of 4 or 5 to one is maintained to insure that each student receives individual attention.  The faculty includes experienced trial lawyers and judges, who rotate through each section so that students will be exposed to a variety of views and ideas.  Each student tries a jury trial at the conclusion of the course.  The course has a limited enrollment.  Third year students receive preference.  Evidence is a prerequisite.  (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Academic Programs Contact:
Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710

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