Litg Practice & Proc
Spring 2013 • LAW 610 • Credits: 3
Instructor: Maryann Yelnosky
Teaches practical, effective litigation skills. Participants divide into two law firms, one representing the plaintiff and the other the defendant, to litigate a hypothetical case. Students learn how to work with clients, investigate and develop a case, identify and resolve important research issues, draft and respond to pleadings, initiate and respond to discovery, interview and depose witnesses, conduct motion practice, write and argue motions, and negotiate settlements. There is some legal research and writing involved, although that is not the focus of the class. Students also learn how to avoid missteps in pretrial litigation. Instruction includes course text, class discussions and skill exercises typical to most civil casesÑtaking and/or defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and participating in informal settlement negotiations. Enrollment limited to sixteen.