Welcome - Sopinka /McKelvey Cup Trial Advocacy Course LAWS 2171   Sopinka /McKelvey Cup Trial Advocacy Course
This course is open to 16 students from second or third year selected through a trial advocacy exercise. Starting in September, students will learn the fundamentals of trial technique: exhibits introduction, objections, direct and cross examinations, legal arguments, and jury addresses. Each student will participate in a complete trial. The top four students will be selected to represent the law school in February at the McKelvey Cup, a regional competition between Dalhousie, Universite de Moncton and University of New Brunswick. The two person winning team from the McKelvey Cup will represent the region in March at the national Sopinka Cup Trial Advocacy Competition. Students who participate in the Fall portion of the course receive two credits; students who go on to compete in the McKelvey Cup receive one more credit for a total of three. If the team is selected for the Sopinka Cup, no extra credit will be received. The course does not count as a major paper, and students who participate in the competitive moot portion of the course are ineligible to take part in a further competitive moot at the law school.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Class participation and performance in trial advocacy exercises
EXCLUSIONS: Students taking this course cannot take Criminal Trial Practice