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245.1 sec. 1 - Pre-Trial Civil Litigation (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Neill Tseng  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
Instructor: Jennifer Wang  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 130

Course Start: January 08, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49718

This course is designed to acquaint students with pretrial litigation practice in typical civil cases. While the case file used is a commercial transaction gone to litigation, the skills taught are applicable in any civil case setting. This is a skills course, in that it focuses on the practical application of the civil rules, decision making and judgment. We will cover pleadings; written discovery; preparing for, taking and defending depositions (including mock deposition practice); making and opposing motions; and oral argument of motions. We give special attention to practical writing skills, and students will write several motions. Strategies, settlement considerations, client relations and other topics relevant to typical litigation practice are also discussed. The evidence course, while useful, is not a pre-requisite.

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

Exam Notes: T
Course Category: Advocacy Skills Courses

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  • Pretrial Advocacy
    Marilyn J. Berger, John B. Mitchell, Ronald H. Clark,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735590236
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $42.97
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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