LAW-2862 Rhode Island Practice

Mr. Thomas Dickinson,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course will be letter graded.


This course deals with both the practice and procedure in the Rhode Island state courts. Primary emphasis is on the trial court level, with some discussion of appellate procedure. Particular aspects of the Rhode Island Constitution receive attention, as do the Rhode Island Rules of Evidence. The course also presents an analysis of court structure, jurisdiction of the various courts, venue, commencement of an action, service of summonses, including writs of attachment of real and personal property, the amendment procedure, the filing of responsive pleadings, pleading practices, discovery tools and techniques, methods of termination of actions before trial, judgments, and post-judgment motions, new trial motions, and appeals.


pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Exam Required


<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>