Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Law School Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Law School Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 897F Introduction to Civil Litigation


1 unit(s)
This course brings the legal principles learned in introductory courses into the real world of litigation, from the moment a new client calls to the eve of trial. Students will learn to think, write, and advocate like a litigator through interactive exercises. In this hands-on course students will write motions, present oral argument, develop a trial book, create a case budget, and learn the fine art of persuasion. To the extent that pre-trial strategies are designed for end-game outcomes-settlement, trial, or appeal-those phases of litigation will be more briefly discussed. Students will also learn what daily life is like in a litigating law office, and become better able to plan their career path in the law. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.


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