Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Behavior-based Forensic Interviewing for Attorneys (January Intersession)

834 | 1.0 credits


The decision to handle a case as well as the litigation/resolution strategies selected by an attorney depend heavily on the ability to glean truthful, accurate, and complete information. Behavior-based Forensic Interviewing for Attorneys introduces students to an effective interviewing method that is applicable to virtually every type of civil or criminal matter. The course focuses on behavior-based forensic interviewing, a non-adversarial method, grounded in behavioral sciences, including cognitive psychology, and physiology. Students will learn about the components of this interviewing method, the evidence supporting its effectiveness, and observe as well as partake in interviewing exercises.