PLS 231 : Interviewing and Investigation

In this course students learn the basic skills required in interviewing and investigation. Topics include establishing rapport with the client, questioning techniques (including dealing with a reluctant witness), finding/preserving information, and ethics. Using mock exercises, students will interview and investigate in a variety of legal situations. Prerequisites: PLS 101 and PLS 120 with a grade of C or better. Three lecture hours per week.
Students will be able to: 1. Prepare a checklist for interviewing and investigating 2. Interview clients and witnesses 3. Locate and preserve evidence according to the Federal rules