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Courses|College of Law

Civil Pretrial

Call Number: 23361
Course Number: 6565-01
Professor: Melissa Alexander
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: Civil Procedure

Course Overview: In this class, students litigate a civil case, beginning with the initial client interview, conducting other factual investigation, researching the applicable law, drafting the pleadings, engaging in discovery, making and responding to motions, and taking a deposition. A sample case will provide the basis for the drafting of various discovery documents and motions.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Read materials, class lecture and discussions.
Written Assignments: Draft litigation documents.
Type of Exam: None
Basis for Grading Student Performance: The grade will be based on documents drafted throughout the semester and class participation.
Other Comments: Great introduction to civil litigation of any kind.

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