Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Effective Communication in Criminal Practice (January Intersession)

831 | 1.0 credits


This course covers basic interpersonal communication skills and related strategies essential to the practice of criminal law by prosecution and defense counsel. Topics covered will include: (1) dealing with opposing counsel regarding case disposition, including pre-trial issues and plea agreements; and (2) conducting interviews with and direct or cross examination of difficult witnesses traditionally encountered in criminal proceedings, such as the recanting witness in domestic violence cases; the reluctant or fearful witness to gang related crimes; and child witnesses.



Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy





Criminal Law