Evidence Simulations: Bridge to Practice
his volume in the “Bridge to Practice” series is designed to help students hit the ground running when they graduate, focusing on the trial context – how to handle evidentiary issues in the heat of battle. In ten chapters, it takes the class through each of the major areas of evidence law, using simulated trial settings, pretrial arguments, and trial-planning evidentiary analysis. The exercises are based on two simple, easy-to-grasp cases scenarios (one civil, one criminal). In some exercises the students play all the roles; in others, they watch video trial segments “cold” and are required to react with objections and arguments in support of or in opposition to offered evidence. Each exercise is preceded by a set of “points to remember” to equip beginning students with the trial advocacy skills they need to handle a simulated trial setting. A final exercise combines all areas into one summary wrap-up useful for a session on overall course review.
Leach, Thomas Jay (J)., "Evidence Simulations: Bridge to Practice" (2013). McGeorge School of Law Teaching Materials. 49.