Course #1: Rules & Case Selection

The first of ten comprehensive Keenan Ball College small-group Courses, Rules & Case Selection provides the foundation for our other nine courses. In small-group, one-on-one extended sessions with faculty you’ll practice case selection criteria for future prospective cases and for empowering and framing your current case through trial. You’ll also get hands-on guidance developing and optimizing the Rules for your case, maximizing their value, learning to protect them from objections even in stipulated liability cases, and deploying them like heat-seeking missiles. You will begin your Opening in preparation for Course #2.


SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer two scholarships for Course #1, secure in knowing that early scholarship recipients will one day find themselves in the financial position to sponsor future Keenan Ball College named scholarships. To apply to receive a scholarship for Course #1, please click here


This course is a prerequisite to all other Keenan College courses.

Reptile Intro Seminar – Welcome to the Revolution (live or recorded)

From The Keenan Edge 1

  • “Billboards: AKA K.I.S.S.” (chpt 2)
  • “7 Rules of Safety Rules (chpt 4)
  • ” Keenan’s Case Selection Checklist (chpt 7)

From The Keenan Edge 2

  • “Negative Attribution: The 800 Pound Gorilla” (chpt 2)
  • Chapter 4 – “Safety Rules”
  • Chapter 9 – “Case Selection and Workup”

From Reptile: The 2009 Manual to the Plaintiff’s Revolution

  • Chapter 15 – “Case Selection and the Reptile”

* A copy of The Keenan Edge 1 & The Keenan Edge 2 are included in your Course 1 Tuition