LAWGENRL 434 - Trial Advocacy

Credit points: 15 points
Offered: First Semester
Contact hours: Lectures – 4 hours per week
Course Coordinator: Jo Murdoch
Prerequisites: LAW 301, 306
Corerequisite: LAWGENRL 401
Restriction: LAWHONS 707, LAWGENRL 420

Course description

An introduction to trial advocacy. Course will include practical components for assessment. Students will have an understanding of the role of the advocate and the running of a criminal trial.

Content outline

Topics covered will be: the conduct of the advocate; theory of the case; opening addresses; examining witnesses; expert witnesses; closing addresses.


100% on-course assessment

Recommended text

Introduction to Advocacy, Sir Bruce Robertson (editor-in-chief), New Zealand Law Society CLE Ltd (July 2014).