Instructs students in trial advocacy techniques including, but not limited to, writing and performing opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments, and making and responding to objections.
Teaches students the Federal Rules of Evidence and legal principles and procedures associated with both criminal and civil cases.
Works with students to develop case themes, theories, and strategies.
Attends and leads mock trial practices.
Accompanies students to mock trial competitions and chaperones to ensure that all students adhere to all University policies and procedures throughout the duration of the trip. On average, Assistant Mock Trial Coaches will attend three competitions with students each semester.
2 years’ experience as a coach and/or competitor in mock trial at a law school and/or undergraduate level required.
D. degree preferred.
1 year litigation experience preferred.
1 year experience with managing groups of people with demonstrated ability to act as a mentor and advisor for students preferred.
Ability and willingness to learn University policies and procedures.
Ability and willingness to implement and enforce University policies and procedures while chaperoning tournaments.
Internal Number: PT0445
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Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.