Monday, March 28, 2005


Hantler, Steven B., Victor E. Schwartz and Phil S. Goldberg. Extending
the privilege to litigation communication specialists in the age of trial
of the media. 13 CommLaw Conspectus 7-34 (2004).

Lawson, Tamara F. Can fingerprints lie?: Re-weighing fingerprint
evidence in criminal jury trials. 31 Am. J. Crim. L. 1-66 (2003).

Thursday, March 24, 2005



Please join us for a Reception next Monday, March 21st, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Shusterman Hall to celebrate the successes of our trial team and for the presentation of PaTLA’s Murray H. Love Award, given to the Pennsylvania school which scores the highest in trial competition. Recently, the team won its 17th straight NYC Regional Championship. Help us celebrate our success and send the team off to San Antonio for the National Championship Rounds.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


The BLSA Trial Team went undefeated through five rounds of competition,
taking first place in Baltimore, defeating law
students from the University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania,
Georgetown Law Center, George Washington
University, Howard University, American University, University of
Pittsburgh, and Catholic University of
America. The championship team of 2Ls includes: Jessica Dumas, Monica
Golphin, Mia Roberts, and Joe Vazquez - who won the regional "Best
Advocate" award.

The team will compete for a National Championship in Denver, Colorado
against 11 other regional winners from around the country at the National
Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition at the end of March. The BLSA
team was coached by Mark Lee, Esq. '04, and Royce Smith, Esq. '04

Monday, March 14, 2005


The Advocate: law review of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

The American journal of trial advocacy, [Birmingham, Ala.] Center for Advocacy and Clinical Education, Cumberland School of Law, Sanford University,

American Trial Lawyers Association news letter. Cambridge, Mass. ATLA.

Association of Trial Lawyers of America. News letter. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Association of Trial Lawyers of America

ATLA advocate, Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Washington, D.C.: The Association.

ATLA law reporter. Washington, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

The Alternative newsletter: a publication of the alternative dispute resolution section of the association of American law schools. Washington, DC: Association of American Law Schools

Civil litigation law section newsletter. Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Consensus. Cambridge, Ma.: MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program.

Defense law journal. Indianapolis, IN. A. Smith Co.

Dispute resolution. American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. Washington, D.C.: The Committee.

Dispute resolution alternatives. Issue no. 31- . Washington, D.C.: American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution magazine. Washington, D.C.: ABA Section on Dispute Resolution.

Dispute resolution news. Issue no. 28 (Summer 1991)-issue no. 30 (Winter 1992). Washington, D.C.: American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution.

The Docket. St. Paul, Minn.: National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

For the defense. Milwaukee, Defense Research Institute,

Forensic science. [Lausanne]: Elsevier Sequoia.

Forensic science international. Lausanne, Elsevier Sequoia
Harvard negotiation law review. Cambridge, MA: Published by the students of the Harvard Law School.

Journal of ADR, mediation, and negotiation. Welwyn Garden City U.K.: CLT Professional Pub.

The Journal of appellate practice and process. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Winter 1999)- . Little Rock, Ark.: University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.

Journal of the American Trial Lawyers Assoc. Boston, Mass.: The Association

Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington: Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Just resolutions. Washington, D.C., American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution.

Law reporter. [Washington, D.C.], American Trial Lawyers Association.

Litigation. [Chicago], Section of Litigation, American Bar Association,

Litigation Committee newsletter. Litigation Committee, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association

Litigation docket. American Bar Association, Section of Litigation.

Litigation news. [Chicago, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association.

NACCA law journal. Boston, Mass.: [National Association of Claimants' Compensation Attorneys].

The National journal of criminal defense. [Houston], National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders.

National trial lawyer. Millville, NJ: Corporate Concepts, Inc.

Negotiation journal. New York, NY: Plenum.

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University College of Law.

Pepperdine dispute resolution law journal. Malibu, CA: Pepperdine University School of Law,

Personal injury newsletter. Albany, Bender.

Practical litigator. [Philadelphia, PA]: ALI-ABA.

Scientific evidence review. Chicago, Ill.: Standing Committee on Scientific Evidence, Section of Science and Technology, ABA.

Suffolk journal of trial & appellate advocacy. Boston, MA: Moot Court Board of Suffolk University Law School.

Trial. Washington, D.C.: Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Trial diplomacy journal. Eau Claire, WI: Court Practice Institute
The Trial lawyer: journal of strategy, technique & case management. New York: Aspen Law & Business.

The Trial lawyer's guide. Wilmette, IL; Callaghan.

Trial lawyer's quarterly. [New York], New York State Trial Lawyers Association, summer .

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Here are three more blogs where you can keep up-to-date in trial advocacy:
Illinois Trial Practice Weblog
Trial Practice
Insurance Defense Blog

Friday, March 04, 2005


Temple University's Beasley School of Law hosted Bryan A. Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. On 3/3/05 he lectured on his work on behalf of condemned prisoners. He and his staff have been responsible for reversals or reduced sentences in over 65 death penalty cases.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


CALL # KF 8935 M28 2004.
AUTHOR Mauet, Thomas A.
TITLE Trial evidence / Thomas A. Mauet, Warren D. Wolfson.
IMPRINT New York : Aspen Publishers, c2005.

CALL # KFP 537 M9 2004.
AUTHOR Mundy, William J.
TITLE Taking and defending effective depositions in Pennsylvania /
William J. Mundy, et al.
IMPRINT Eau Claire, WI : Lorman Education Services, 2004.

CALL # KF8915 .F54 2001.
AUTHOR Fine, Ralph Adam, 1941-
TITLE The "how-to-win" trial manual : winning trial-advocacy in a
nutshell, including: a "test yourself" practice session (with
the answers) / by Ralph Adam Fine.
IMPRINT [Huntington, N.Y.] : Juris Pub., c2001.

CALL # KU 3627 L57 2004.
TITLE Litigation : past and present / edited by Wilfrid Prest and
Sharyn Roach Anleu.
IMPRINT Sydney, NSW : UNSW Press, c2004.

CALL # TZ 2 B446 2004.
AUTHOR Bentele, Ursula.
TITLE Appellate advocacy : principles and practice / Ursula Bentele,
Eve Cary.
IMPRINT Newark, N.J. : LexisNexis, 2004.

CALL # KF 9660 W67 2005.
AUTHOR Worrall, John L.
TITLE Criminal evidence : an introduction / John Worrall, Craig
IMPRINT Los Angeles, Calif. : Roxbury Pub., 2005

CALL # KJV 8690 A82 J34 2004a.
AUTHOR Jager, Eric, 1957-
TITLE The last duel : a true story of crime, scandal, and trial by
combat in medieval France / Eric Jager.
IMPRINT New York : Broadway Books, 2004.

CALL # KD 379 S669 W57 2005.
AUTHOR Wise, Steven M.
TITLE Though the heavens may fall : the landmark trial that led to the
end of human slavery / Steven M. Wise.
IMPRINT Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2005.


The additions and changes to 3rd edition of 'Trial Evidence' by Thomas A. Mauer and Warren D. Wolfson, Aspen Publishers, 2005 includes 40 new problems to the accompanying problem CD. The Supreme Court's decision in Crawford v. Washington significantly affects content of CH.VII and the text incorporates all changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence.