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244.42 sec. 001 - Litigation 101 (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Shaudy Danaye-Armstrong  
Instructor: Bobbie Wilson  
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Units: 2

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From January 13, 2020
    To April 28, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number: 32041

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

What are the first years of litigation practice at a law firm like? How should young litigators best set themselves up for success? What are some basic dos and don'ts in early litigation practice?

We divide the class into plaintiff and defendant, and litigate through each stage of a simulated case. Throughout the substantive journey of our hypothetical case, we’ll incorporate discussion of the extra-legal considerations:

Do you feel like you’re doing meaningful work?
Is your work-life balance totally out of whack?
How to conduct yourself in a work crisis?
How to get and give credit?
Is this why I went to law school?

The class will focus on law firm litigators, but will also involve presenting the perspectives of in-house clients and non-attorney clients, and of regulatory and governmental sectors.


Shaudy Danaye-Armstrong is senior counsel at Google, and has worked at both the District Attorneys' office and the law firms of Howard Rice and Arnold and Porter. She's litigated (and continues to litigate) some of the country's most high-profile cases, which we expect to discuss further in class.

Bobbie Wilson is a Litigation partner at Perkins Coie. She has extensive experience in complex civil litigation primarily in the area of intellectual property. She focuses on patent, trade secrets, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Section 230 litigation under the Communications Decency Act. Ms. Wilson also serves as the lead trial counsel in intellectual property, complex class action litigation, and political law cases. She has been recognized by The Recorder in its annual "Women Leaders in Tech Law" list for many years, and as a Top 10 "Power Player." She has was also named one of the "Top 100 Women Lawyers" in California by the Daily Journal.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

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

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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