Required Second- and Third-Year Courses


632. Evidence

4 hours. A general consideration of the rules of evidence, including relevancy, the hearsay rule, witnesses, presumptions and burdens, writings, scientific and demonstrative evidence, judicial notice, and privilege, including the constitutional privileges. Must be taken in the second year.


747. Legal Profession

3 hours. A study of the law that governs the conduct of the lawyer in our society. Emphasizes the various roles of the lawyer in the different legal processes: legislative, judicial, administrative, and private.


671. Trial Techniques

2 hours. Spring. An intensive instruction in every aspect of trial advocacy. Includes practical experience in trying cases, examining witnesses, introducing evidence, and dealing with objections in jury and non-jury trials. Trial experience is supplemented by textbook, lectures, and discussions. Must be taken in the second year.