Terp Young Scholars

July 12-31, 2020

MLAW Programs

MLAW298M: Mock Trial

Online Instruction Details—Synchronous Instruction: 75%, Asynchronous Instruction: 25%

Note: In addition to the synchronous meeting times, this course also involves asynchronous material that students will need to access and complete on their own time.

Experience the excitement and reward of arguing, and perhaps winning your client's case in court! Mock Trial is designed to introduce students to the key principles of trial advocacy through a “learn by doing” approach to instruction. While classes will include explanatory lectures, the emphasis will be on learning through student exercises and by students observing and analyzing the performances of others.

While no one should expect to leave this class as a polished advocate ready for trial, everyone can expect to leave with a greater understanding of litigation tactics and courtroom performance.  Irrespective of initial skill levels, students will leave this class with greater confidence in public speaking and advocacy. Should you apply and be admitted to the University of Maryland, College Park, this course will also prepare you to join the national champion UMD Mock Trial team when you enroll.

Recording: Online synchronous course meetings may be recorded. When sessions are being recorded the instructor will verbally announce the recording. Recorded material will be accessible to and only used by students enrolled in that course via the course's secure ELMS page. Recorded material is designed to assist students with studying and accessibility and disability accommodation.

Due to course content, MLAW298M- Mock Trial requires students to use their webcam at all times, even while recording.

Technical Requirements: The virtual classroom is a dynamic space, visit our Technical Requirements page to confirm you have the necessary technology to be successful in this online course.

Students registered in this course will need a way to transmit video. Cameras built into computer monitors are sufficient. For students that do not have a built-in camera on their computer, a web-cam attachment will be needed.

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