The Litigation Experience



SLN #: 87278
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Zimmerman

Course Description:
The first class will meet on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00 pm - 6:55 pm in room 105. Beginning Wednesday, August 24, class will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm - 6:55 pm in room 111.
The Monday session of this class will remain as scheduled.

This course is designed to be the culminating experience of the Trial Advocacy Program. Using a “learning by doing” format, students will take a hypothetical civil case, from fact-gathering through the pleading stage, discovery, pretrial motion practice, ADR, trial and post-trial motions. Students will engage in performance exercises involving:

• Depositions;
• Pretrial motions;
• ADR;
• Trial;
• Post-trial motions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: None, although prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence is highly recommended
Limited Enrollment Number: Each skills section will be limited to 6 students
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes. Grading is based on student performance exercises
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None