The Litigation Experience

SLN #: 23760
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Dauber;Verdier;Ames;Beauchamp;Gross

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 civil lawsuit from the pleading stage through discovery, pretrial motion practice, ADR, and trial.

NOTE that in lieu of certain scheduled class meetings, students in each Spring 2016 Litigation Experience section will be required to participate in a mock trial to be conducted over two weekday evenings near the end of the semester.

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 Thursday 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: Yes
Experiential Learning: Yes
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

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