Legal Studies Event
Updated on April 1st, 2023
This event will consist of two parts. During Part One competitors will be given a scenario in which they will prepare predicate questions to qualify an expert witness. Competitors will have twenty (20) minutes to prepare their questions. There will be no points assessed in Part One. During Part Two competitors will meet with the expert witness in front of a panel of judges and qualify the witness with their predicate questions. Competitors will have ten (10) minutes to qualify the witness. To encourage criminal justice students to improve their ability to properly qualify a scientist as a testimonial expert witness in a court of law.
Competitors shall be dressed in Business Professional attire as defined in the TPSA Dress Code Policy.
Competitors are required to provide the following materials for the duration of the competitive event. No additional materials may be used that are not in the material list.
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Room for competitors to prepare predicate questions
Room for competitors to qualify the expert witness
This must include the case in which the expert is testifying. Specification of the scientific field of expertise to the competitor. Curriculum Vitae of the Expert Witness.
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