As courthouse violence in California has demonstrated, courtrooms of traditional design are far from being as efficient and as secure as they might be. At the same time, the law schools have been criticized for their lack of effectiveness in training trial lawyers. In an attempt to meet both of these problems, the McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California, has opened what it terms the "courtroom of the future" and a prototype for courts and schools of law across the nation. The model courtroom and its evolution are described in this article.
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