Introduction to Trial Advocacy: The Elements of Trial - Faculty Version

Spencer Pahlke, Robert Little and Elizabeth Fraley
Introduction to Trial Advocacy: The Elements of Trial - Faculty Version
Introduction to Trial Advocacy: The Elements of Trial - Faculty Version

Introduction to Trial Advocacy: The Elements of Trial - Faculty Version

Spencer Pahlke, Robert Little and Elizabeth Fraley
$250.00

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Introduction to Trial Advocacy is a lecture series developed by Spencer Pahlke, Robert Little, and Elizabeth Fraley (faculty at Berkeley and Baylor law). Based on The Elements of Trial by Rick Friedman and Bill Cummings, Introduction to Trial Advocacy builds on decades of courtroom and teaching experience to ready new lawyers for trial by guiding them through preparing and trying a sample case. The core concept is this: we learn to try cases best by doing. The course pairs easily digestible videos with fact patterns and accompanying advocacy and evidence drills.

A professor, instructor, or practitioner can use this lecture series to help students or new associates learn how to try a case and practice new skills. For more information about teaching this program in your firm, university, or high school please click here

The following materials are provided:

  • Model Syllabi: The faculty version includes three model syllabi for different ways you might use the program:
    • to teach a law school trial advocacy class (either a 3-unit, 13-week class or a 2-unit, 9-week class)
    • to run an introductory program for young associates at a firm
    • to coach a high school, college, or law school mock trial team.
The model syllabi lay out what to cover in each class, including which videos to watch and which drills to prepare.

  • Video lectures and transcripts: The lectures range in length from 4 to 20 minutes. Transcripts of the videos are included with timestamps to make it easy to rewatch as needed.
  • Fact patterns: Included are both civil (Pearson v. Quick-Time Movers, Inc.) and criminal (State v. Bell) fact patterns. All versions of the model syllabi include references to both fact patterns, including evidentiary and advocacy drills for both.
  • Evidence and Advocacy Drills: Also included are recommended drills that can be done from class to class. For each drill, there is both an instructor version and a student version. The instructor version has commentary designed to help you guide students through the drills by laying out the issues focused on in the drills and provides topics for discussion.

Also included are suggested readings from The Elements of Trial.

Call 1-800-309-6845 or email sales@trialguides.com to arrange discounts for your students or new associates.

The presenters would also like to note a special thanks to senior contributor Nicholas Cotter who provided editorial and creative contributions.

Click here for Access Instructions for On Demand Programs.

Introduction to Trial Advocacy is a lecture series developed by Spencer Pahlke, Robert Little, and Elizabeth Fraley (faculty at Berkeley and Baylor law). Based on The Elements of Trial by Rick Friedman and Bill Cummings, Introduction to Trial Advocacy builds on decades of courtroom and teaching experience to ready new lawyers for trial by guiding them through preparing and trying a sample case. The core concept is this: we learn to try cases best by doing. The course pairs easily digestible videos with fact patterns and accompanying advocacy and evidence drills.

A professor, instructor, or practitioner can use this lecture series to help students or new associates learn how to try a case and practice new skills. For more information about teaching this program in your firm, university, or high school please click here

The following materials are provided:

  • Model Syllabi: The faculty version includes three model syllabi for different ways you might use the program:
    • to teach a law school trial advocacy class (either a 3-unit, 13-week class or a 2-unit, 9-week class)
    • to run an introductory program for young associates at a firm
    • to coach a high school, college, or law school mock trial team.
The model syllabi lay out what to cover in each class, including which videos to watch and which drills to prepare.

  • Video lectures and transcripts: The lectures range in length from 4 to 20 minutes. Transcripts of the videos are included with timestamps to make it easy to rewatch as needed.
  • Fact patterns: Included are both civil (Pearson v. Quick-Time Movers, Inc.) and criminal (State v. Bell) fact patterns. All versions of the model syllabi include references to both fact patterns, including evidentiary and advocacy drills for both.
  • Evidence and Advocacy Drills: Also included are recommended drills that can be done from class to class. For each drill, there is both an instructor version and a student version. The instructor version has commentary designed to help you guide students through the drills by laying out the issues focused on in the drills and provides topics for discussion.

Also included are suggested readings from The Elements of Trial.

Call 1-800-309-6845 or email sales@trialguides.com to arrange discounts for your students or new associates.

The presenters would also like to note a special thanks to senior contributor Nicholas Cotter who provided editorial and creative contributions.

Speakers

Spencer Pahlke

Spencer Pahlke

Spencer’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases involving defective medical devices, vehicular collisions, dangerous conditions of public and private property, and medical malpractice. Outside of his practice at Walkup, he also teaches at the University of California-Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) as a lecturer in trial advocacy.  In addition to his teaching, he directs Berkeley Law’s external trial compet... Learn More

Robert Little

Robert Little

Robert Little joined the faculty of Baylor Law School as Director of Advocacy Programs and Lecturer in 2019. He graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in political science in 2002, and graduated from Baylor Law School in 2005. During law school he was a member of the Order of the Barristers, various moot court teams, and various mock trial teams. In fact, in the spring of 2005, he was a member of the mock trial team that won a National C... Learn More

Elizabeth Fraley

Elizabeth Fraley

Elizabeth M. Fraley joined the faculty of the Baylor Law as a full-time professor in Fall 2015. Professor Fraley, a prominent Dallas trial lawyer, teaches in Baylor’s renowned Practice Court Program. According to Dean Brad Toben, “Professor Fraley is an accomplished trial lawyer and is an outstanding addition to our Practice Court faculty.” Professor Fraley teaches Practice Court III at Baylor Law. This mandatory course focuses on trial and po... Learn More

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