Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
400: Corboy Fellows I
400-Corboy Fellowship I (3)
Corboy I is a graded course available to students in their first year of the Corboy Fellowship program. Instructor permission is required for enrollment. In the Corboy I course students earn 3 graded units in the Fall and 3 graded units in the Spring which includes mandatory participation in the evidence/trial practice boot camp at the start of each semester in addition to successful completion of course work in trial practice as required by the syllabus provided by the instructor. In the Fall semester of the course students develop the skills necessary to conduct a trial, including case analysis, opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, evidentiary objections and foundations for admissibility of evidence, and closing arguments. In the Spring semester of the course students build upon the basic trial advocacy skills developed in the Fall through in-depth case analysis and strategy, advanced direct and cross examination including expert witnesses, and use of the motions in limine to support the basis for evidentiary objections and foundations for admissibility of evidence. Each Fellow is required to apply their learned skills in a local, regional, national or invitation mock trial competition. The Corboy I course satisfies the requirements for Trial Practice I (LAW 411 or LAW 416) and Trial Practice II (LAW 412).