Trial Class (Business 349: Seminar in Management)
Pre-Law students have the unique opportunity to research, argue, and try a current case by registering for Business 349: Seminar in Management, otherwise known as Trial Class. Offered in the spring, Trial Class allows students to develop research and communication skills they will use in the classroom, courtroom, and beyond. A local judge presides over the case for the entire semester, and on the final day of class, students try the case in front of a jury at the McLean County Circuit Court. Students also visit the Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago to attend oral arguments and meet with judges and lawyers.
Trial Class is held in the Case Study Room at State Farm Hall, a classroom specifically designed to replicate a modern courtroom, which allows students to become fully immersed in the experience.