Course #2: Openings & Order of Proof

In Course #2, small-group sessions with one-on-one faculty guidance will create and sharpen, resharpen, and sharpen again your opening statement. In the safe, supportive, challenging context of your small group you’ll create and refine each element of your opening, leaving the defense nowhere to hide. And because how you perform is as important as what you say. faculty will also individually coach you in effective on-your-feet delivery. You’ll also work one-on-one with faculty to develop your current case’s optimum order of proof, and leave you prepared and confident to do it on your own in future cases.

SCHOLARSHIPS: We offer two scholarships for Course #2, 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 #2, please click here.

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

Keenan Ball College Course 1 – Rules & Case Selection


From The Keenan Edge 1

  • “Power of Words” (chpt 3)
  • “The Teleprompter is Your Friend: Use It” (chpt 3)

From The Keenan Edge 2

  • “Old Habits Die Hard; Some Things are Hard to Change” (chpt 1)
  • “Old Habits Are Hard to Break/Order of Witness” (chpt 12)

Additional items you need to prepare for course submissions:

  • A summary of your case.
  • The rules for your case that you have developed.
  • The latest draft of your opening statement.
  • Jury instructions for your case.