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Trial Advocacy Research Guide: Audio-Visual Resources

This guide provides information about and links to the most popular and most cited sources for trial advocacy. Topics include opening/closing arguments, pre-trial procedure, trial evidence, examination of witnesses, and jury selection.

About Audio-Visual Resources

This page provides links to:

There are more freely-available sources of information on trial advocacy listed under the Web Resources tab.

Law Library Advocacy Resources TWEN Page

The Law Library has licensed a small but growing number of advocacy videos which are available online via the Law Library's "Trial Advocacy Videos" TWEN page.

To access these videos, students and faculty must log in to TWEN with their Westlaw username/ password, and then add the "Trial Advocacy Videos" course to their TWEN site. To access videos, click on the Trial Advocacy Videos link on the left. Present titles include:

Johnson & Hunter: Courtroom Communications Skills That Give You the Edge

This series includes the following programs:

  • Finding Your Style:  A Lesson in Persuasion
  • Channeling Adrenaline for a Greater Presence in the Courtroom
  • What to Do with Your Hands is More Important Than You Think in the Courtroom
  • Mastering the Art of Thinking, Structuring, Remembering in the Courtroom
  • Tools for Speaking Persuasively in the Courtroom
  • Win Your Case: The Importance of Practicing

NITA's 31 Ways to Winning Advocacy Series

This series includes the following videos:

  • Style and Attitude
  • Jury Selection and Opening Statements
  • Direct Examination and Exhibits
  • Cross-examination and Exhibits
  • Closing Arguments

Freely-available Trial Advocacy Audio-visual Resources

The following sites offer helpful videos and other namaterials for law students:

  • SRS Trial Advocacy Skills: SRS is a company dedicated to providing high quality, field-tested video and associated web-based instructional materials that support individual and group training for lawyers and law students in trial and deposition advocacy skills in order to promote the competent and ethical representation of client causes. SRS offers a number of free videos on trial skills including:
    • form of the question on direct examination,
    • using video on direct examination, and
    • finding cause in jury selection

  • Stetson University College of Law's Advocacy Resource Center: The Advocacy Resource Center offers online video presentations by experts in the field of advocacy. The site is free for law students, but you will have to register with your email address. Topics include:
    • pretrial advocacy,
    • trial advocacy,
    • appellate advocacy,
    • masters of advocacy,
    • guest lectures, and
    • programs and conferences

Audio-Visual Resources in the Library

The following Titles are part of Irving Younger's Basic Concepts in Trial Evidence Series.

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