Course Description

LAW 757 - Insurance for Litigators

This course will provide students with rigorous litigation skills training in the context of the intersection between insurance law and litigation practice. Using simulations that involve liability insurance disputes that arise on a regular basis in the course of litigation – an insurer’s disputed obligation to settle the underlying lawsuit and an insurer’s disputed obligation to provide independent defense counsel -- students will be placed in the role of lawyers counseling, advocating and litigating on behalf of their policyholder and insurer clients. The specific litigation skills that will be taught include litigation writing, client counseling, discovery practice and oral advocacy. The course will also provide students with instruction in substantive insurance law and an understanding of the ways in which liability insurance impacts how cases are litigated and how lawyers (both plaintiff and defense counsel) develop and implement litigation strategies designed to preserve (or create) access to insurance resources.

The course will be taught using a combination of lectures, discussion sections and litigation simulations. The class will meet twice a week for ninety minutes with many of the litigation simulations taking place outside of regular class hours.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2018 - 2019

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Babbe 17S 757 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 Yes No
Pre-requisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Categories
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Civil Litigation; Business Law; Critical Race Studies;