Med Malpractice Litigation

SLN #: 83604
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 028
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Cohen

Course Description:
This seminar will focus on the underlying theory and the routine practice of medical malpractice litigation. The goal of this seminar is to provide students interested in medical malpractice litigation specifically, but also in medical issues in litigation generally, with an understanding of the claims and defenses in medical injury cases, the attendant investigatory and discovery problems, the evidentiary issues raised when dealing with medical witnesses and documents, alternative dispute resolution considerations unique to medical cases and the various ways to effectively present medical evidence at hearing or trial. As this is a practice oriented seminar students will through the course of a semester apply what they are learning to the investigation, pleading, discovering, negotiating and ultimately presenting a hypothetical medical malpractice case.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: No
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.