This book is designed to structure the process of writing a first brief and organizing a first oral argument on appeal. The book assumes that its typical user is a student addressing an appellate moot court problem during the student's first or second year of law school. The book further assumes a basic understanding of legal research and writing, including an understanding of citation.
Unlike other trial advocacy books that teach what to say and do in the courtroom, this reference teaches how to say and do it. Based on 25 years of experience from coaching practitioners, this handbook reveals techniques-incorporating cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, and sports psychology-to help litigators look, sound, and feel natural and polished in the courtroom. Questions that lawyers face daily, such as What do I do with my hands? Aren't gestures distracting? How do I remember everything? and I tend to talk so fast-how can I slow down? are among the questions addressed in this handbook.
Insider tips and strategies for succeeding on moot court and mock trial teams, from one of the leading legal education publishers. For many law school students, moot court and mock trial are rites of passage. Whether it’s an advocacy class or extracurricular competition, these activities are often one’s fi rst glimpse into courtroom life.Make Your Argumentprovides students with an advantage as they prepare for moot court and mock trial, complete with practical tips from winning lawyers who’ve participated. The guide includes trial advocacy strategies specifi c to moot court and mock trial; tips on writing briefs and preparing for court; details about competitive moot court and mock trial programs; and comparisons between the two. Advice about joining the programs, working with teammates, and trial advocacy are also useful to first- and second-year law students.
Newly revised, this leading book in the field shows how to prepare for a jury trial and reviews the thought processes of a lawyer before and during each aspect of a trial. Structured to follow the stages of a trial, Trial Techniques continues to deliver practical advice and abundant examples of the courtroom skills needed to present evidence and arguments persuasively. This comprehensive yet concise handbook covers all aspects of the trial process, providing the perfect source for your elective course. This long-time leading course book is an invaluable source for prospective trial lawyers, presenting: a best-selling author renowned for his skills both as a writer and litigator a clear, engaging writing style that breaks the trial process down into its critical components for more thorough and efficient comprehension excellent examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more an appendix containing the Federal Rules of Evidence for easy reference An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/mauet_trialtechniques7
Trial consulting : does it help to achieve the goal of justice? -- Witness preparation -- Change of venue -- Small-group research -- Trial strategies and procedures -- What do we know about jury deliberations and the determinants of jury decisions? -- Jury selection : measures of general bias -- Jury selection : case-specific approaches -- Jury selection : effectiveness and ethics -- What needs to be changed?.
Preface Chapter 1. Trial Consulting: Does It Help Achieve the Cause of Justice?Chapter 2. Witness Preparation Chapter 3. Change of VenueChapter 4. Small Group ResearchChapter 5. Trial Strategies and Procedures Chapter 6. What Do We Know about Jury Deliberations and the Determinants Of Jury Decisions?Chapter 7. Jury Selection-Measures of General BiasChapter 8. Jury Selection-Case-specific Approaches Chapter 9. Jury Selection-Effectiveness and EthicsChapter 10. What Needs to be Changed?
Jury Psychology: Social Aspects of Trial Processes by Joel D. Lieberman
Call Number: Repacement on order August 2018
Publication Date: 2009
Notes on Contributors vii
Series Preface xi
Preface to the Two-Volume Set xiii
Joel D. Lieberman and Daniel A. Krauss
Preface to Volume II Psychological Expertise in Court xvii
Daniel A. Krauss and Joel D. Lieberman
Psychology in the Courtroom xxi
1 The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in the United States, the Commonwealth, and Elsewhere 1
Daniel A. Krauss, Desiree Cassar and Allison Strother
2 Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Interrogations and False Confessions: Using Research to Inform Legal Decision-Making 25
Richard A. Leo, Mark Costanzo, and Netta Shaked-Schroer
3 System and Estimator Variables in Eyewitness Identification: A Review 57
Solomon M. Fulero
4 Insanity in the Courtroom: Issues of Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial 79
Patricia A. Zapf Tina M. Zottoli, and Gianni Pirelli
5 Psychological Syndrome Evidence 103
M. Alexis Kennedy
6 Child Sexual Abuse and the Courts 125
Susan R. Hall
7 Sexual Harassment: Antecedents, Consequences, and Juror Decisions
VIDEO 9579. Illustrates basic techniques for opening statements and closing arguments. Designed to be used either as a general instructional device on trial and hearing advocacy skills or as a reference tool for particular techniques for young advocates.