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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 2015 semester.
Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Skills; Patent Trial Practice; Trial Practice and Applied Evidence; or Trial Practice.
Students in this course will be charged a course materials fee to cover commercial materials that the Law Center purchases at the faculty’s request on behalf of enrolled students. This additional fee will be placed directly on a student’s account on October 28, 2015. Students who drop the course will not be charged, but students who are approved to withdraw from the course after add/drop will not be refunded. Courses that start after the Fall add/drop deadline (September 8, 2015) have until the beginning of the second class session to drop the course.