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245.1 sec. 1 - Pre-Trial Civil Litigation (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Sarah Nichols  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 130

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49676


This course is designed to acquaint students with pretrial litigation practice in typical civil cases. While the case file used is an employment/harassment case, 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. 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.

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Exam Notes: T
Course Category: Advocacy Skills Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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