Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Fact Witness Deposition (see course description for Saturday meeting times) (LAW-733-001)
Karl Pilger, Zol Rainey

Meets: 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM (MWS) - Warren - Room NT02

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 15 / Waitlist: 1

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Meets Monday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 5 from 6:00pm - 9:30pm and on Saturday June 8 from 9:00am - 4:30pm. Civil Procedure is a pre-requisite


This intensive course includes short lectures and demonstrations by faculty on how to prepare for, take, and defend fact witness depositions followed by in-class depositions by students and webcast review. Students practice taking and defending depositions and receive immediate critique and feedback from the instructors. Offered during the Litigation Skills Summer Institute.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Required Texts:

COURSE READER: Available on MyWCL.

Witness statements and exhibits from Addison v. Peyton (Second Edition 2016) Civil Case File (NITA).

First Class Readings

Prior to coming to class:

Watch the video clip entitled “Ethics of Witness Prep” located on the MyWCL class site under the Audio and Video link to the left side of the site.

Send an email by noon on Monday, June 3, to with your answers to the quiz about the case file and ethics video.

Read: Addison v. Peyton case file (2d ed. 2016)

Posted on MyWCL:

Successful First Depositions, Chapter 2, Taking a Deposition.

The Effective Deposition, Chapter 8, Questioning Techniques.


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