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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 232 Mock Trial Workshop

This University Seminar provides students the opportunity to participate in and explore the principles behind the American litigation process. Organized around a single employment discrimination case, students take on the principal legal roles such as plaintiff, defendant and witnesses, and they examine all the steps of a lawsuit – investigating the case; interviewing the client; preparing the pleadings; taking discovery; preparing for trial. Working on their own and in groups, students learn specific legal principles relevant to the case such the particulars of torts and contracts. The course also explores the broader interdisciplinary basis of the American legal system, making connections between such fields as business, psychology, political science, and history.

Note: US232 can count toward the Pre-Law minor.