The Litigation Experience

SLN #: 88990
Course Prefix: LAW-637
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Otis;Conlon;Diederich
Course Books: View List of Books

Course Description:
This course is designed to be the core experience of the Trial Advocacy Program, offering students the opportunity to serve as trial lawyers in a simulated case. Using a “learning by doing” format, students will take a hypothetical criminal lawsuit from the pleading stage through discovery, pretrial motion practice, ADR, and trial.

The class is structured so that all groups meets together each Monday for a 90 minute class, and each group of approximately eight students meets separately for a longer period on Wednesday or Friday to participate in litigation skills exercises supervised by experienced trial lawyers from the community. The Monday lecture session will focus on litigation topics related to the performance exercises to be undertaken in the skills sections conducted later that same week. Students will engage in exercises involving Interviewing, Counseling, Written Discovery, Depositions, Pretrial Motions, ADR, and Trial Advocacy.

Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite for the course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: Yes
Seminar: No
Prerequisite: Evidence is a Co or Pre-requisite
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 8
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.