August 2018 Skills Courses

NEW REGISTRATION METHOD: Simply click on the "Click Here To Register" link under the course description for each skills course in the monthly calendar. After logging in to Blackboard, click on the "Enroll" button on the left-hand side of the screen and hit the "Submit" button. Registration closes 24 hours in advance of each skills course.

SKL-082518: Developing a Theory of the Case

(Saturday, August 25, 2018) (9:00am - 12:00pm) (LS 111)
The theory of the case is the central organizing principle that drives any litigation by combing facts, reasons, and arguments to furnish the basic position from which one determines every action in the trial. Cosponsored by the Trial Advocacy Executive Board, this course teaches students how to develop an effective case theory and how to incorporate the case theory into your opening statements. Exercises and examples will focus on how to present your case theory and theme in opening statements in the context of criminal defense, but the lessons will be applicable to all manner of civil cases and the prosecution as well. Students interests in participating in the Trial Advocacy Argue On competition are encouraged to enroll.