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Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Making Your Case: Home

A collection of online resources, including particular trials, trial skills materials, databases, and relevant journals and news.

Find Periodicals

According to Rule 16 of the Bluebook, periodicals include articles in:

  • Consecutively paginated journals;
  • Nonconsecutively paginated journals/magazines;
  • Newspapers, both print and online; 
  • Student-written law review notes and comments;
  • Book reviews;
  • Symposia;
  • Specially designated articles in consecutively paginated journals; or
  • Noncommercially distributed newsletters

Search Print & E-Journals and Library Catalog for title of a journal or law review. Use the library's Interlibrary Loan service to request an article not available in Pace collection.

Find Books Not in the Law Library

Books from other Pace libraries (Mortola or Birnbaum)

  • Click REQUEST, and log in with either
    • Your Pace Portal user name and password, or
    • Your name and bar code, then
  • Choose a pickup location, add special instructions, and click submit.

Books via ConnectNY

  • Click the ConnectNY link to search for books in ConnectNY consortium libraries. 
  • Fill in your name, bar code, choose a pickup location, and click submit.

Books in other libraries--use interlibrary loan

  • Set up an ILLiad account using your Pace email address.
  • You can submit ILL requests for books and articles, and check on the status of your requests.



  • Find book in catalog
  • Sign in with Pace portal user name and password
  • Read on screen or download

Relevant Subject Headings

Appellate practice

Forensic orations

Mock trials

Moot court

Opening statements (Law)

Oral pleading

Summation (Law)

Trial practice

Guide Author

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Cynthia Pittson
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Pace Law Library
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
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