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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 2016 semester.
Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Skills.
There is a course materials fee for this course, which covers outside vendor materials purchased on behalf of all enrolled students (these materials are distributed as part of the course’s in-class assignments and exercises). This fee is posted to your student account in August (for Fall courses) or December (for Spring courses), or as soon as you are enrolled in the course, whichever is later. Students who drop the course will be refunded the amount. Students approved to withdraw will not be refunded.