Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Pre-Trial Litigation (LAW-649-003)
Kara Fischer, Eric Yaffe

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Sat) - Capital - Room C317

Enrolled: 7 / Limit: 14

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This class will meet for 12 sessions. There is no class on Yom Kippur, Saturday, Sept. 30 and the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. The last class session will be held on Saturday, November 18.


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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First Class Readings

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