USC Gould Search

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Pretrial Advocacy (Spring 2019)

  • Course Number: LAW-820
  • Class Number: 03573
  • Instructor: Justin Sanders

Course Description

Co-taught with Reginald Roberts

This course will cover the steps in litigating a civil case from the initial meeting with the client to written discovery, depositions and the final pretrial conference.  Students will have an opportunity to draft pleadings and to participate in practical exercises, like taking depositions and 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)

 

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: Th 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
  • Room Number: Room 130
  • Exam: None
  • Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
  • Participation: Required and graded
  • Enrollment Limitation: 24 students