Cross Examination & The Art of Trial Advocacy Half Block
What’s this class about?
“The first person to testify seems innocent, until the other comes and cross-examines him.”
Join Senior District Judge Mike Mayes in this Half Block course, which will focus on the cross-examination of witnesses, especially experts, and the art of presenting a compelling case in the courtroom. These skillsets are not only helpful for those wishing to improve their Mock Trial performances, but also for those wishing to test out the trial lawyer’s life.
Can – or should – an attorney advocate a theme during trial? Can – or should – an attorney employ a theme during cross-examination? How best can an attorney befriend and influence a jury? Is there a foolproof template for a successful cross-examination? What is the best approach to control the recalcitrant expert witness? Can you “convince” the Judge to help you?
All of these questions and more, answered through the simulation of a real-life Capital Murder case and the cross-examination of real life witnesses. The course will conclude with a Q&A session on preparing for law school.
*Note: class times have been specially selected to allow Kaplan: LSAT Test Prep students to attend.
What are the times and dates?
The first week of Half Block: January 7-11, with class specially selected to allow Kaplan: LSAT students to attend.
Who should sign up for this course?
Anyone who wants to try out life as an attorney, who thinks they may want to go to law school, who’s working to improve their Mock Trial performances, or who wants to participate in a simulation of a court case!