This course concerns civil pretrial litigation according to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The goal of this course is to expose students to the pretrial phase of a civil lawsuit. It is designed to provide students with a realistic pretrial experience through the use of readings, class discussions, and skills exercises. In this course, students will learn the basic rules, procedures, tactics, and skills necessary to prepare a civil lawsuit for trial and settlement. Assignments will include interviewing clients, drafting of pretrial documents, and arguing motions.
*this course satisfies the skills requirement
Course Section Description
This course will satisfy the Skills requirement.