POSC 398, the academic course component for the USC Mock Trial Team, has been changed!!! The USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, along with the Department of Political Science, have decided to award students a maximum of 8 units (variable 1-4, per semester) for taking the class, as opposed to the previous 4 unit maximum. Moreover, beginning in the Fall of 2009, the course will be graded A through F, and list with a new name. POSC 398 was originally known as "Mock Trial." It will now be titled, "Trial Advocacy: Theory and Practice." This marvelous curricular adjustment was implemented with the blessing and assistance of Deans Howard Gillman, Steve Lamy and Jane Cody, along with Dept. of Political Science Chair, Ann Crigler. USC Mock Trial Team members may now have more flexibility in their schedules while earning appropriate credit for their hard work.