Course DescriptionThe Advanced Trial Practice course is based on weekly jury trials. Each student will try four jury trials during the semester. The assignments are structured so that each student, with a partner, will be a plaintiff in a civil case, a defendant in a civil case, a prosecutor in a criminal case, and a defense attorney in a criminal case. This permits each student to represent both sides of civil and criminal cases. Students also act as jurors, and must be available as witnesses in other trials. Trial may be video-taped, and students review their trial performances later. Guest judges preside over most of the trials. This allows feedback from a variety of sources, so students get balanced critiques of their performances.