All right, kids, here's the deal. I need at least two volunteers to help me out next Thursday, March 4th, in my trial class. Your obligation will be for a total of 100 minutes beginning at 6:00 p.m. The location will most likely be Boalt Hall on the Berkeley campus, but it may be the federal courthouse in San Francisco (near City Hall). Volunteers will be pretend jurors for a voir dire and opening statement exercise. You'll do voir dire (that's where the students/fake attorneys ask you questions to see if they want you on the jury) for 40 minutes, listen to opening statements for another 40 minutes, and then deliberate and critique for 20 minutes. There's no full trial, just the voir dire and opening.
You'll be dealing with me for a total of 20 minutes (10 minutes of voir dire questions and a 10 minute opening statement). The rest of the time will be taken up by three other students.
What's in it for you, you ask? Well, in addition to being able to criticize me openly in a room full of my peers, I've arranged a lovely selection of prizes from which you can choose one:
Option 1: I take you out for drinks and appetizers!
Option 2: I take you out for coffee and pastries!
Option 3: I show you my balls!
If you're interested, please e-mail me if you have my e-mail address, or just comment here. Come on, people! It'll be fun!