Third-year LSU Law students returned to campus August 12-14, to practice and hone their trial advocacy skills with the assistance and expertise of legal professionals from across the country.Β From direct and cross examination of a witness, to voir dire and making opening statements and closing arguments, law students received critiques from some of the nationβs leading experts in courtroom practices.
During the annual three-day program, participants act as trial counsel and simulate actual trial skills under the experienced eyes of the select seminar faculty.Β The program follows the methods pioneered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and includes role playing, videotape of performances, critique, lecture, and demonstrations by the faculty.
Those serving as 2013 team leaders included: Jude D. Bourque, Marion D. Floyd, Laura Gibson, Lisa Vaughn Lumley, Catherine Maraist (β98), Lisa Marcy, Laurence Rose, Walter Sanchez (β84), Dean Sutherland (β75), Melanie Talia, and the Honorable Christopher Whitten.
The following served as faculty members: Katherine Herndon Barton, G. Karl Bernard, Henry M. Bernstein (β76), Charles G. Blaize, Jr. (β98), Honorable Frances M. Bouillion (β87), G. Dallon Bush (β04), John O. Charrier, Jr., Brigid Collins, Mary Cryar (β95), Billy Coe Dyer, Frank Fertitta (β67), David G. Galyon, Anna L. Garcie (β97), Vance A. Gibbs (β82), Honorable William A. Gowan, Honorable George C. Hanks, Jr., Helen Popich Harris, C. Frank Holthaus (β75), Reeve G. βJayβ Jacobus, Jr., Willie Johnson, Jr., Honorable James R. Jordan (β86), LaToya D. Jordan (β10), John A. Kehoe, Honorable Daniel Knowles (β78), Honorable Hans J. Liljeberg, Madeline Lee (β90), Yul D. Lorio (β90), Omar K. Mason, Christopher O. Massenberg, Honorable Michele Morel, Ronald Oran, Michael D. Patterson, John D. Person, George H. Robinson (β74), Honorable Ronald J. Sholes, Sharon D. Smith, William Sommers, Laranda Moffett Walker (β07), Edward J. Walters (β75), Honorable Laurie A. White, Robert T. Veon, and Matthew S. Zeiger.