Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Pre-Trial Litigation (LAW-649-002)
Charles Day, Michael Bruckheim

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM (W) - Capital - Room C217

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 16

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Assessment: In-class Simulation Exercises, Oral Presentations, Major and Minor Writing Assignments, and Class Participation


In Pretrial Civil Litigation students explore the pretrial process in federal civil litigation, including interviewing clients; drafting pleadings, written discovery and motions for summary judgment; taking and defending depositions; and presenting oral argument on motions for summary judgment. Students in this course use a simulated case file as the context for developing pretrial strategies and practical skills. Students work individually and in teams. This is an experiential learning course that incorporates in-class simulations and self-critique as components of the learning process.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Required: Tanford and Keele, The Pretrial Process, LexisNexis, 2013. There will be additional readings posted on the MyWCL Class Site which students will have access to during the second week of classes. Recommended: Tanford, The Pretrial Process, LexisNexis, Document Supplement 2015

First Class Readings

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