LAWS II: Trial Practice
This spring semester course is designed to help students develop lawyering skills that students will need in their legal careers.
The course continues to refine students' skills in the legal research, analysis and writing style techniques introduced in the fall semester LAWS I course. Additionally, it adds instruction on persuasive legal writing.
The course also includes assignments and lessons on professionalism, oral advocacy, and client counseling.
The Trial Practice track of LAWS II is tailored to the work of a trial attorney. Students will handle a variety of tasks in the pre-trial and trial stages of litigation in a hypothetical legal case. They will meet with their clients, conduct legal research, draft a trial court motion, examine witnesses and argue before a jury.