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2011 Winter Session Classes Available for Visiting Law Students

December 08, 2010 – 

Law students who want to use their 2011 winter break to earn credits toward graduation should consider the 2011 Winter Session at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Intensive Trial Advocacy and New Jersey Practice are offered to students who have completed the first-year program or its equivalent at an ABA-accredited law school. Classes will run from Monday, January 3rd, through Friday, January 7th. Registration is open until December 15th. 

Intensive Trial Advocacy, which is scheduled from 9 am to 5 pm each day, will use lectures and workshops to teach successful litigation skills. New Jersey Practice, which will run from 9 am to 1:30 pm each day, will focus on the rules of civil procedure, which are now tested on the essay portion of the New Jersey State Bar exam. Each of these affordably-priced, two-credit classes will be taught by recognized experts in the topic. 

Intensive Trial Advocacy will focus on the procedure, strategy, and evidentiary issues involved in presenting a case to a jury, whether in the civil or criminal context. The skills course will include lectures, discussion workshops, and practical skills workshops in a mock trial setting. It will be taught by Andrew L. Rossner, Associate Dean and Director of the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education. Rossner is founding director of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, a nationally-recognized professional training program for public sector lawyers. 

New Jersey Practice will examine New Jersey Civil Procedure. As the State Bar exam for the last few years has required an essay on New Jersey rules of civil procedure, students who plan to take the New Jersey Bar in February or July of 2011 should particularly consider registering for the class. The course will be taught by Andrew Rothman, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, who is co-author of The Handbook of Civil Practice in the Courts of New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee.

Registration instructions for non-Rutgers School of Law–Newark students can be found at http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/students/visiting-student-registration-information-0.