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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- Th 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 115
From August 23, 2018
To November 30, 2018
Course End: November 30, 2018
Class Number: 32957
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.
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.
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.
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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