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241.3 sec. 001 - Consumer Litigation: The Course of a Case (Fall 2018)

Instructor: Lisa Rosenthal  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Kristen Sagafi  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2

Meeting:

    Th 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 115
    From August 23, 2018
    To November 30, 2018

Course Start: August 23, 2018
Course End: November 30, 2018
Class Number: 32957

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 06/11 02:26 PM


Ever wondered how plaintiffs' attorneys and public rights lawyers figure out which cases to bring, and how they put a case together? Ever wanted to see what a whole case looks like, documents and all, from start to finish?

This team-taught course simultaneously examines the inner workings of two consumer cases: one brought by a public prosecutor, one by a private class action attorney. Each week, the course takes students through one step of a case's development: the origin of the case; how witnesses/victims/class representatives were located; how written discovery was conducted; how depositions were planned and executed; how expert witnesses were found and utilized; how settlement negotiations proceeded, how pre-trial briefs were prepared. The materials for the class will be the actual (redacted) documents from each case, with illustrative opinions from similar cases for depth and context.

Requirements:
There will be three writing assignments: one set of discovery requests or responses; one partial summary judgment motion (or opposition); and one settlement notice or consent decree.

Instructors:
Kristen Law Sagafi '02 of Tycko & Zavareei LLP is a prominent class action litigator who represents plaintiffs in consumer fraud and defective products cases. She will be joined by a veteran government litigator with consumer protection enforcement expertise whose name we cannot yet reveal.

Requirements Satisfaction:


Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy

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