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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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Units: 3
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 Experiential Requirement.

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

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  • Pretrial, Eighth Edition
    Thomas A. Mauet,
    Edition: 2012
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9781454803034
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $114.00
    Price Source: user provided

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