Modern Trial Advocacy, Law School Edition

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9781556819247: Modern Trial Advocacy, Law School Edition

Modern Trial Advocacy Law School Edition presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. Dedicated to the law student, the book contains a "Trial Basics" chapter, which discusses what happens in a trial and the role the advocate plays. According to Steven Lubet, an attorney must consider his or her duty to the client, the court, and the adversary for justice to prevail.

In the second edition, Lubet updates the book with a new chapter on the most recent revolution in trial advocacy: technology in the courtroom. "Electronic Visuals," the new chapter by Edward R. Stein, provides a useful and insightful introduction to technology in the courtroom, ranging from evidentiary issues to practical advice. The new edition also includes updates to Federal Rules 702 and 703.

Modern Trial Advocacy Law School Edition contains nearly 40 quick reference charts and checklists designed to guide the law student through the various aspects of trial. Some of these include:

Outline of a Trial
Admissibility Checklist
Summary of Objection Rules
Direct Examination Checklist
Offering an Exhibit at Trial
Cross Examination Checklist
Impeachment Rules Checklist
Expert Testimony Checklist
Opening Statement Preparation Checklist
Final Argument Structure

Throughout Modern Trial Advocacy Law School Edition Lubet provides a comprehensive introduction to trial law, tactics, and strategies as they apply to all phases of presenting the case. The book guides students from developing a winning case theory, through all phases of trial. Written in a clear, concise style that is attractive to students, Lubet instructs them on how to present their case as a story, and how to tell the story to the jury powerfully and persuasively.

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"Steven Lubet's Modern Trial Advocacy Law School Edition is simultaneously theoretical and down-to-earth. It answers both the 'how to' and the 'why' questions about trial work with clear and well-illustrated examples.

"The book provides concrete examples for successful advocacy. Students will find Modern Trial Advocacy to be like a friend or a mentor who gives sound advice but who understands that advocates are individuals who must develop a unique style."--Molly O'Brien, Director of Advocacy Skills Programs, Emory University School of Law

About the Author:

Steven Lubet is Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. In addition to over thirty books and articles on legal ethics and litigation, he has published widely in the areas of international criminal law and dispute resolution. His most recent book is Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them (NITA, 1998).

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