The heart of Objection!! is the computer trial game, which comes on one low-density floppy disk. Aimed at both law students and practitioners, the game succeeds in making evidence drills fun instead of monotonous. You are the defense attorney in a murder trial and must make the best objection in a timely manner (real quick!) to keep your client (in this case, you know he’s innocent) out of trouble.
It all takes place in a realistic courtroom with graphic displays and animated human actors.
The makers of the game claim that the facts change from game to game (I haven’t gotten that far) and that there are 5,670,000 variations. That should keep it challenging for most of us for some time.
The computer game, which can be loaded onto a hard drive in about two minutes, is accompanied by a scholarly, well indexed and well-written treatise, authored by Ashley Lip(s)on, a lawyer and author of two other books on Evidence. The printed materials themselves would be a valuable quick resource in most law offices, coupling it with the computer game will insure it gets thoroughly reviewed.
This product is an entertaining and educational law related diversion and is a relatively painless means of obtaining M.C.L.E. credits.
The written materials are simple and concise and well organized, however, they are of considerable less use to a California practitioner than, for example, Jefferson or Witkin
I take a certain perverse pleasure in breaking in rookie D.A.’s. Initiation continues until they prove that they can handle, without getting flustered, a barrage of double hearsay, lack of foundation, and best evidence objections. With that background, I figured I would waltz through this game. Imagine my chagrin when, after the first round I was notified that, based upon my abysmal performance, my client was about to be barbecued in the electric chair.
Except for that Socratic method stuff (I’d rather drink hemlock too), this book is far more useful than the casebook you will buy.
This is a fun game to play, and will definitely improve your command of the rules of evidence as well as recognition of situations where the rules apply.
Objection!! 2.0 is a ‘who-(or maybe who-didn’t)-done-it’ computer game from TransMedia, Inc, which utilizes animated graphics and displayed text in an interactive format designed to drill the user on evidentiary objections. The basic format is easy to understand.