Practical Skills Students Will Learn
- Preparation for a trial and the procedures involved in conducting a trial.
- How a law library is organized, how references are arranged and how to secure basic information.
- Points of objection: what they mean and how to deal with them.
- How to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a case, including how to stress the stronger points and to minimize or avoid the weaker ones.
- Oral advocacy and debate.
- The importance of careful preparation.
Objectives for Participating Students
- Learning about the judicial processes of the State of Michigan through experience and practice.
- Experiencing the citizenship roles of attorneys, witnesses, and interested parties.
- Understanding and appreciating some of the problems of achieving justice with due process of law.
- Developing an understanding of the law and appreciating the obligations of those responsible for enforcing and interpreting the law.
- Understanding the obligations of a witness and other roles that citizens fill in our system of justice.