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Modern Litigation Theory and Practice Seminar
J.D. Seminar 1179 | 2 credit hours
This seminar focuses on current issues related to litigation and dispute resolution theory and practice. In particular, the seminar will look at economic, finance, psychological, and structural theories of litigation and dispute resolution and settlement; the dynamics of settlement; theories and realities regarding the modern role of the judiciary; the structural and financial impediments to pursuing legal claims and obtaining remedies (including a study of alternative litigation financing as a possible partial solution) and the attendant normative implications of those impediments; the development and future of statistical evidence and statistical trial sampling for resolution of claims relating to mass harm; the role of insurance in dispute resolution; and the development of contractual arrangements for the resolution of disputes.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (or Legal Process and Society). Strongly Recommended: Complex Litigation or Class Action Law and Practice.