245.1 sec. 1 - Pre-Trial Civil Litigation (Spring 2014)
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: 107
Course Start: January 07, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49697
This course is designed to acquaint students with pretrial litigation practice in typical civil cases. While the case file used revolves around a particular fact pattern, 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; witness interviews; written discovery; preparing for, taking and defending depositions (including mock deposition practice); making and opposing motions; alternative dispute resolution; and oral argument of motions. Strategies, settlement considerations, client relations, ethics, and other topics relevant to typical litigation practice are also discussed. The evidence course, while useful, is not a pre-requisite.
U.S. rules of civil procedure
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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Required Books are in blue
- Pretrial, Eighth Edition
Thomas A. Mauet,
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided