Additional Course: Litigation Process And Procedure
The Additional course – Litigation Process and Procedure was held from October 18, 2016 to October 27, 2016 by guest lecturer James R. Troupis, a Circuit Court Judge of the State of Wisconsin (USA). Before accepting this recent appointment, Judge Troupis often appeared as an attorney in appellate and Trial Courts at every level throughout the United States. Judge Troupis’s background of legal representation, speaking and writing crosses a number of legal disciplines and his legal representation included political cases on behalf of presidential campaigns, statewide political parties and grassroots organizations.
Judge James R. Troupis presented a meaningful and enjoyable program on American Law. He used American films to illustrate, discuss and debate critical American legal principles. The topics discussed included not only common issues in all American Courts, but also included vigorous discussions led by the students on serious issues, including gay rights, racial discrimination and abortion. Every student was required to actively participate, debate and defend their views on present day legal issues. Ultimately, the students were challenged by the guest lecturer to consider why they were becoming lawyers and what it meant to be a great lawyer.
The Additional course was organized in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Studies from Salzburg, Austria. The selected students and postgraduate students who successfully attended the course were awarded a Certificate.