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Faculty Profile

Thomas A. Mauet

Milton O. Riepe Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy


E-mail:  Thomas A. Mauet
Office Number: 234
Office Phone: (520) 621-1045

Courses Taught:
Basic Trial Advocacy (FebBar) - Law 698D
Advanced Trial Advocacy - Law 645B
Basic Trial Advocacy - Law 645A
Basic Trial Advocacy (All Sections) - Law 645
Evidence - Law 608

Biographical Information

Professor Mauet directs the Trial Advocacy Program and teaches Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Advocacy.

For ten years Professor Mauet practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago. He was a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney and the United States Attorney offices. He was a commercial litigator and specialized in medical negligence litigation with the firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson. During these years he also was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola and Chicago-Kent law schools, teaching criminal law and trial advocacy.

Professor Mauet is a leading authority on trials. His latest books are Pretrial (9th ed. 2015) (co-author, with David Marcus), Trial Techniques and Trials (9th ed. 2013), Trial Evidence (5th ed. 2012), and Materials in Trial Advocacy (7th ed. 2011), all published by Aspen Law & Business. Trial Techniques and Trials is the leading text in the field and has Canadian, French, New Zealand, Australian, and Chinese editions.

Professor Mauet was an Arizona Superior Court Judge pro tem in 1987 - 1988 and in 1988 - 1989 taught at George Washington University as the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy. He has also served as a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law School's trial advocacy program and at Washington University. He is a former regional director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has taught in numerous NITA programs throughout the United States since 1976

Professor Mauet's research interests center on the application of social science research, particularly in psychology and communications, to the jury trial process.


Northwestern University School of Law, J.D (1970) 
Dartmouth College, A.B (1967) 

Admitted to Practice

New York
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Last Updated: 03/13/2015