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244.3 sec. 1 - Strategic Decisionmaking in Aggregate and Complex Litigation (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Francis McGovern
Instructor: Vaughn R Walker (view instructor's profile)
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Meeting Time: MTu 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 115
Course Start: January 10, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49638
A theoretical, doctrinal, and practical approach to appreciating strategic decision-making in the context of aggregate and complex litigation. The course will be taught using lecture discussion, and problem solving involving a variety of analytic methodologies - economic, psychological, game theoretic - for identifying and addressing the strategic dilemmas that arise during complex litigation. Students will be asked to focus on specific substantive and procedural aspects of recent pending litigation and to assume roles in that litigation in order to apply decision-making tools in a realistic setting. Litigation topics will include multi-district litigation, class actions, alternative dispute resolution, electronic discovery, Daubert hearings, settlement, and trial. Subject areas will include environmental, consumer, employment, health care, products liability, antitrust, securities, and public interest litigation.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Social Justice and Public Interest
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