This course is intended to introduce students to the practical world of major, complex civil litigation. It will cover all aspects of the pretrial process, including choice of forum, pleadings, provisional remedies, motions to compel arbitration, fact discovery, class certification motions, motions to dismiss, expert testimony motions, summary judgment, jury trial research, settlement strategy, and pretrial preparation. The emphasis will be on strategic decision-making and advocacy skills and choices. In addition to lecture, students will work in teams in researching, writing, and arguing various pretrial motions before the class. Enrollment is limited to third-year students with a strong interest in civil litigation or second-year students with approval. Evidence (L6241) is recommended as a co-requisite.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L9867-001||12F||Big Case: Tactics and Strategy|
|J. Kessler ...||M 6:20 PM-8:10 PM||GRHL 546|
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