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Pretrial Advocacy (Fall 2017)

  • Course Number: LAW-820
  • Class Number: 03572
  • Instructor: Patrick Walsh

Course Description

This course will cover the steps in litigating a civil case from the initial meeting with the client to the final pretrial conference.  Students will have an opportunity to draft various pleadings and to participate in practical exercises, like arguing pretrial motions.  Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of civil procedure and evidence (though they are not required to have taken evidence to take the class).

Exam: There is no final exam.  There are written and oral exercises throughout the semester.

Skills Requirement:Students will engage in simulated pretrial motions, negotiations, depositions, client interviews, and drafting of pleadings.   

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 4
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: T 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Room Number: Room 1
  • Exam: None
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
  • Participation: Required and graded
  • Enrollment Limitation: 24 students