Welcome - Criminal Trial Practice LAWS 2046   Criminal Trial Practice
This course uses lectures and simulated court proceedings, including bail hearings, direct and cross-examinations, and trials, to develop skills of advocacy and trial preparation. Early trials are heard before Judges of the Provincial Court, and the final case is heard by a Justice of the Supreme Court. Each student assumes the role of prosecutor, defence counsel and witness on different occasions. Preparation for courses involves some research in matters of evidence and criminal procedure. Presentations are discussed at the conclusion of each proceeding for the purpose of providing constructive feedback. Clases are held one night per week during the fall term.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Class participation 75%, written examination 25%
RESTRICTIONS: Students taking this class cannot take the Clinical Class in Criminal Law or The Sopinka/McKelvey Cup Trial Advocacy Course.