2015 Trial Academy Materials

43rd Annual Trial Academy Materials

Below are meeting materials for your reference. If you have any questions, please email Amy O'Maley McGuire.


Post-Meeting Materials:

Student Directory

Faculty Directory

2015 Trial Academy CLE Certificate

Instructions for CLE Attendance Reporting

Reptile Theory Paper


Faculty PowerPoints:

IADC 803(5) Presentation

IADC Impeachment Presentation 2015

IADC Bumps in the Road 2

IADC Closing Argument

IADC Cross Exam Presentation Revised

IADC Cross Exam Presentation

IADC Cross Examination Of

IADC Cross of Economist Slides

IADC Direct Cross Presentation

IADC Direct Exam of Expert Witnesses

IADC Direct Examination of Defense Science Expert

IADC Diversity In and Out of the Courtroom

IADC Enhancing Advocacy Through Trial Technology - Part 1 and Part 2

IADC Ethics and the Trial Lawyer

IADC Examination of Economist Slides Primer

IADC Exceptional (Haston)

IADC Final Skills PowerPoint - Exhibits

IADC Opening Statement

IADC Preserving The Record

IADC Refreshing Recollection

IADC Use Abuse Experts

IADC Work-Life Balance


Pre-Meeting Materials:

Director's Welcome Letter

Stanford Summer Resources - Summer 2015

Trial Academy Student Schedule

Student Assignments 2015

Trial Academy Faculty and Student Groups


Trial Problems:

Faculty Hypothetical (Product Liability – Personal Injury Case)
David Otis Wilson and Debra B. Wilson v. The Roe Chemical Company, Inc.

Student Hypothetical (Wrongful Discharge)
Gorman v. Sterling & Morgan

Student Hypothetical (Automobile Accident – Head Injury)
Hertz v. Aycup


Reference Papers:

Voir Dire: The Rejection Process
William M. Dalehite, Jr.

Opening Statement: The Art of Storytelling
Cathy Havener Greer

Direct Talk about Direct Examinations
James A. O'Neal

A Field Guide to the Care and Feeding of Experts: Direct Exam
Daniel J. Scully, Jr.

Cross-Examination of an Expert
Joseph E. O’Neil, George J. Lavin, Jr., and Charles W. Babcock

Direct and Cross Examination of an Economist
Stephen F. McKinney

Cross-Examination of a Medical Expert
Lori G. Cohen

Closing Argument
William C. Cleveland

Preserving the Record for Appeal
Shaun McParland Baldwin

Use of Technology in the Courtroom
Robert C. Manlowe, Jenny Guidi, and Adam D. Bloomberg

Big E . . . little e: Ethics and the Trial Lawyer
Mark S. Olson