PUB2 420 Trial Advocacy (3 credits)

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Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)


Public Law 2 : The basic techniques of examination and cross-examination of witnesses in the context of a series of simulated trials. The emphasis is on active participation and on practical exercises in the basic problem areas: the unfolding of the narrative; the use of suggestive questions and the aide-mémoire; cross-examination and contradiction with prior written and oral statements; the production of exhibits and documentary proof. The framework is primarily one of criminal and statutory law, where these techniques are much more tightly defined.

Terms: Winter 2017

Instructors: Catherine McKenzie, Janet Michelin (Winter)