Adv Civ Pro: Complex Lit (LAW-706-001)
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This course offers an in depth look at special issues in civil procedure and complex litigation, including but not limited to the nature and definition of complex litigation, party joinder, judicial management of complex litigation, multidistrict or parallel litigation, discovery (including e-discovery), the challenges of aggregate litigation, and the efficacy of alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. The course book examines these problems through the lens of litigation focused on social change, which emphasizes cases seeking injunctive relief as opposed to damages, such as mass tort class actions. Students will engage in class discussions about procedural doctrine and theory and have an opportunity to connect these discussions to the practice of complex litigation and dispute resolution. Each class will devote the first half to a discussion of the doctrine, rules, and underlying policy considerations at play, followed by an in class simulation in small groups to develop the associated litigation or lawyering skills.
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First Class Readings
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