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USC Gould School of Law

Pretrial Advocacy     LAW-820

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 evidence is not required.

Units 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type Paper
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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