Dynamics of Trial Practice:Problems and Materials, 4th / Edition 4

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The fourth edition of this text maintains a focus on strategic case evaluation. The new edition discusses the introduction of exhibits in computerized courtrooms and includes a detailed analysis of follow-up voir dire questions. References to coursebooks have been updated, and references to new coursebooks have been added. The text contains a large number of casefiles, covering such topics as:
  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • Elder abuse
  • Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
  • A civil rights violation involving jail suicide
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314263247
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Series: American Casebook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 887
  • Sales rank: 903,314
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 A Case File 10
Ch. 3 Strategic Litigation Planning 27
Ch. 4 Jury Selection - The Strategy of Jury Deselection 44
Ch. 5 Opening Statement - An Exercise in Res Ipsa Loquitur 78
Ch. 6 Evidentiary Objections - Effectively Urging Objections Which Make Strategic or Tactical Sense 101
Ch. 7 The Microcosm of Direct Examination: Laying a Foundation - Putting the Witness' Honesty and Intelligence on Optimal Display 123
Ch. 8 The Microcosm of Cross-Examination: Impeachment - Making Factual Assertions Under the Guise of Asking Questions 143
Ch. 9 The Macrocosm of Direct-Examination: Organizing the Case-In-Chief - Using the Theory and Theme to Bracket Your Case 173
Ch. 10 The Macrocosm of Cross-Examination - Using the Opposing Witnesses to Support Your Theory and Theme 199
Ch. 11 The Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses - Presenting Your Opinion Testimony Impressively but Clearly 225
Ch. 12 The Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses - Demystifying the Opposing Experts 247
Ch. 13 The Instructions Conference - Obtaining the Judicial Imprimatur on Your Theory and Theme 264
Ch. 14 Closing Argument - Using the Theory and Theme to Answer the "Why" Questions 277
Ch. 15 Trial Motions 306
Ch. 16 Conclusion 321
Appendix A 323
Appendix B 396
Index 569
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