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Trial Techniques & Trials 10E

Front Cover - Trial Techniques & Trials 10E

Tenth Edition 


Thomas A. Mauet
University of Arizona

2016. Approx. 656 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-8653-2.

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About the Book

By far the most comprehensive and detailed of the books in the field, Trial Techniques and Trials is a comprehensive yet concise handbook that covers all aspects of the trial process and provides excellent examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice. Tom Mauet, renowned for his skills both as a writer and litigator, breaks the trial process down into its critical components for better and quicker student comprehension. 

New to the 10th Edition:

  • All the chapters, but in particular the jury selection, opening statements, and closing arguments chapters, are much more psychological than before.
  • The companion website in addition to valuable resources available to teachers and students—including an online video of a jury trial, and a complete trial notebook with forms – now includes video lectures covering key components of trial. Icons in the text point students to the appropriate video. 
Casebook Benefits:

  • TT&T is by far the most comprehensive and detailed of the books in the field.
  • TT&T focuses much more on the psychology of persuasion than its competitors.  All the chapters, but in particular the jury selection, opening statements, and closing arguments chapters, are much more psychological than before.
  • The examples in TT&T are much more extensive than its competitors.  To facilitate its use by practitioners and students, examples are clustered into 3 groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal.  Practitioners can simply go directly to the examples for their area of trial practice.  Over the years, students and practitioners alike constantly tell me that the examples make the book are what they find particularly useful.

Preface / Sample Chapters