Administrative Office of Courts
Justice Graves teaches trial advocacy at Harvard Law School
October 2, 2002
Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James E. Graves Jr. last week was a guest instructor at Harvard Law School.
It was his fourth year to teach at the trial advocacy program for third-year law students at Harvard. Graves said about 45 lawyers and judges from across the country conducted the three-week program. They were divided into three teaching teams.
Graves spent four days teaching all aspects of trying a case, from opening statements to closing arguments. He also presided over a mock trial.
"It was educational for me," said Graves. "It helps to keep you sharp."