Temple University Beasley School of Law Professors Marian Braccia and Adjunct Professor Kristi Feden offer an hour of insights into and essential skills for the art of cross-examination.
Professors Grant Rost (Liberty) and Jules Epstein (Temple) share insights on persuasion and advocacy drawn from their Brain Lessons blog.
Larry Bendesky is the Managing Shareholder of Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky. He has handled more than 200 catastrophic injury and accident cases resulting in verdicts or settlements that have exceeded $1 million, and numerous cases over $10 million, including a $101 million settlement for the collapse of the Tropicana Hotel’s parking garage in Atlantic City.
With Professor Marian Braccia, Director of the Temple LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Program, Temple adjunct faculty Judges L. Felipe Restrepo and Kai Scott discussed and demonstrated how to teach jury selection. Capital case expert Marc Bookman taught lessons from capital case jury selection. Judge Matthew Williams of the State of Washington presented lessons from ‘virtual’
Professor Margaret Bull Kovera, a nationally-regarded research psychologist, discussed what is known and what still needs to be researched in the studies of jury dynamics and jury decision-making. Psychologist and nationally-known jury consultant Melissa Gomez spoke about lessons learned from polling and studying jurors, with special focus on what they value – rules or fairness.