This course is designed for students who will be doing civil
litigation. The course provides a “real world” overview of how pretrial
civil litigation is conducted and explores how lawyers strategically use
each step in the pretrial litigation process to advance their clients’
interests. The course also provides students with skills-based training
in case analysis, depositions, motion practice and negotiation. These
skills are taught through a combination of lectures, discussions,
demonstrations, and simulated role-playing exercises. Simulations are
videotaped and critiqued by the instructor.
This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis.