During this course, you will learn to:
- Manage a capital case more effectively;
- Summarize the trends in recent U.S. Supreme Court capital cases;
- Manage pretrial and trial issues in a capital case;
- Ensure that a jury has been properly “death qualified” through voir dire;
- Properly manage and define the role of the media to ensure accurate and fair information is given to the public;
- Apply practical techniques to effectively communicate and manage mentally ill defendants in court proceedings;
- Conduct the penalty phase of a capital case; and
- Effectively handle post-conviction claims.
This course qualifies for 2 credits toward the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam. In addition, this course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development Appellate Judicial Skills and General Jurisdiction Trial Skills disciplines.