Contact Informationmalves@ripd.orgRhode Island Public Defenders Office
Michele Alves is an Assistant Public Defender in the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender. She is a 2003 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law.
LAW.641Trial AdvocacyClick to Open
The trial advocacy course employs a learning-by-doing approach. Thus, most of the course will involve the practice of trial skills including direct and cross examination, opening statements, closing arguments, and jury selection, in a simulated courtroom environment. During the last two weeks of the course, each student will participate as co-counsel in a full-length simulated civil or criminal trial with a sitting Rhode Island judge or professor presiding.
Evidence is a prerequisite but may be taken concurrently with the permission of the Trial Advocacy instructor.