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LAWS 8140 Introduction to Civil Litigation Practice (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to civil litigation practice, with emphasis on the word “practice”. The 1Ls enrolled will bring a basic knowledge of Civil Procedure, plus lifetime perceptions of how civil litigation is conducted, & a personal sense of morals & ethics. The course will provide an understanding of skills involved in litigating a civil case through the stages preceding trial, with an emphasis on the interrelationship of those skills with the litigator’s professional responsibilities to clients, colleagues, opponents, judges & others. In addition to discussions & guest presentations by experienced litigators, students will perform litigation skills -- client interviews, negotiations, depositions & courtroom advocacy -- based on a hypothetical factual scenario. The combination of teaching techniques will provide insight into the real world of civil litigation while fostering skills that are important for all practitioners to master, whatever field they choose to enter.

Instructor(s): Brandon White

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17