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245.1 sec. 2 - Pre-Trial Civil Litigation (Spring 2012)
Instructor: Neill Tseng (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
Instructor: Jennifer Wang (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 134
Course Start: January 10, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49711
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 does require knowledge of the basic rules of federal civil procedure as taught in the first year courses.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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Required Books are in blue
- Pretrial Advocacy
Marilyn J. Berger, John B. Mitchell, Ronald H. Clark,
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: amazon