Teaching Advanced Trial Skills at USD School of Law.
Well, this is exciting! Starting in January and for the Spring 2022 Semester, I will be a Small Group Instructor for the Upper Division Advanced Trial Advocacy Course at the University of San Diego School of Law. In this course, upper-class law students will learn about and practice skills for all phases of a civil trial – voir dire, opening, direct exam, cross exam, objections, impeachment, closing, etc. I will instruct the practice component of the class through these trial phases to a small group of students over the course of the semester. This is a part-time gig and will not impact my litigation and trial practice. In fact, I have a number of significant matters set for trial early next year and we’re getting ready – perhaps some of my students will come watch a trial! I am pleased to assist my law school alma mater in this trial course and I’m excited about the opportunity to instruct law students and help shape the trial skills of my soon-to-be colleagues. This should be interesting and a lot of fun! Thank you to the USD School of Law, and to Professor Linda Lane, for this unique opportunity. I may provide insights from teaching this course once we get going, so stay tuned!