2024 Trial Academy Materials

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

Pre-Meeting Materials:

1. Student Information Letter

2. Trial Academy Student Schedule

3. Student Assignments 2024

4. Trial Academy Faculty and Student Groups

5. Using the Internet on Campus

6. Munger Front Desk Flyer

7. Area Restaurant Guide

8. Summer Cafes

9. Campus Map

10. Munger Graduate Residence Map

11. Taxi Information

12. Earthquake Preparedness
 

Trial Problems:

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

  1. Introduction
  2. Statement of the Case
  3. Complaint and Jury Claim
  4. Defendant's Answer, Affirmative Defenses, and Jury Claim
  5. Statement of Debra Wilson
  6. Statement of George Wilson
  7. Deposition of David Wilson taken on October 26, YR-4
  8. Deposition of Dr. William Jason taken on October 2, YR-4
  9. Deposition of Dr. Martin Donald taken on November 19, YR-4
  10. Deposition of Dr. Daniel Baker ("D.B.") Towe taken on December 20, YR-4
  11. Deposition of Arthur Steele taken on November 26, YR-4
  12. Statement of Phillip Doogan
  13. Exhibits
  14. Report of Arthur Steele
  15. Report of Harold Whitehouse
  16. Jury Instructions
  17. Economist Report: Appraisal of Economic Loss to David Wilson
  18. Appendix to Economist Report
  19. Journal Article - Weed Science: Principles and Practices

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

  1. ​Introduction
  2. Statement of the Case
  3. Statement of Law
  4. Samples v. Mitchell
  5. New State Hospital and Medical Service v. Diana Smith
  6. Deposition of Harvey Gorman taken on May 1, YR-1
  7. Exhibits to Gorman Deposition
  8. Draft and Final Discovery Responses from Malaguer v. CyLabs, Inc.
  9. Memo from Sterling & Morgan Personnel Department
  10. Deposition of Lisa L. Miller taken on May 15, YR-0
  11. Miller Report: Evaluation of Economic Loss: Termination of Harvey Gorman
  12. Curriculum Vitae of Lisa L. Miller

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

  1. Introduction
  2. Statement of the Case
  3. Flagstaff Police Department Motor Vehicle Report
  4. Deposition of Margaret A. Hertz taken on December 2, YR-1
  5. Statement of Margaret A. Hertz
  6. Deposition of Phillip Aycup taken on December 3, YR-1
  7. Operator's Report of Phillip Aycup
  8. Relevant Photographs
    1. Photo 1
    2. Photo 2
    3. Photo 3
    4. Photo 4
    5. Photo 5
    6. Photo 6
    7. Photo 7
  9. Report of Cyrus Coe, Ph.D.
  10. Report of I. M. Newrough, M.D.
  11. Progress Notes of I. M. Newrough, M.D.
  12. Flagstaff General Hospital Emergency Room Discharge Summary
  13. Bolder Corporation Employee Evaluation (M. Hertz)
  14. New State General Laws
  15. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) - Major Depressive Episode
     

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 Examination
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

AI: The Ethical Obligations of Lawyers
Scott M. Salter
          Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 24-1
          Legal GenAI tools mislead 17% of time: Stanford study (Legal Dive)
 

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