LAW-2832 Pretrial Civil Litigation

Prof. Linda Sandstrom Simard, Mr. Brian Kelly,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


This course covers the pre-trial events of civil litigation from initial client interviews through the final pre-trial conference. The course will cover civil discovery including document requests, interrogatories and depositions. Pre-trial motions including motions to amend, to dismiss, for sanctions and for summary judgment will also be covered in this course. Students will prepare two legal Memoranda in support of pre-trial motions and will conduct a deposition. Students should note that there are two discovery-related courses offered: Pretrial Civil Litigation and Pretrial Criminal Litigation. The content of these courses is substantially similar and thus students may enroll in only one of these two discovery-related courses.


  Prerequisite: Evidence

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Labor and Employment Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement


<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>