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Civil Litigation Practice
J.D. Skills 060 | 4 credit hours (year long)
This year-long seminar will bring the students through the entire course of a civil trial. In the first semester, using a core model case, students will conduct initial interviews of the clients, analyze the facts, and then draft claims and defenses. Thereafter, using the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, students will prepare discovery plans and conduct discovery (including document requests, interrogatories, requests for admission and depositions of lay and expert witnesses). Each student will be videotaped taking depositions. Students will also draft and argue in court motions arising from discovery disputes.
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence no later than the Fall 2013 semester.
Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Skills; Patent Trial Practice; Trial Advocacy and Practice; Trial Practice and Applied Evidence; or Trial Practice.
SPECIAL NOTE about Clinics: Students may receive credit for this course and certain clinics only if this course is taken before enrolling in one of these clinics. The clinics are: Center for Applied Legal Studies; Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Family Advocacy; Juvenile Justice; or Law Students in Court.