Course Information

Course Number

731

Credits

2

Area of Study & Practice

  • Civil Litigation: Practice and Procedure
  • Legal Profession and Practice
  • Legal Skills

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Writing
  • Professional Skills

Legal Strategy


A theoretical and practical approach to appreciating the complexities of legal strategy. The course commences with 8 hours of lecture and discussion on a variety of analytic methodologies for addressing strategy - economic, psychological, game theoretic. The remaining 27 hours focuses on specific legal problems with intense role-playing to reinforce the application of these analytic tools in a realistic setting. The role playing will be supervised and reviewed by practitioners who are experts in the relevant legal problems.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.01
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.01
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

Francis McGovern, Bill Brown, Scott D. Gilbert
Legal Strategy 731.01
Spring 2011
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FAST TRACK. Class will meet the following times:
Fri, Jan 21, 6-9 pm; Sat, Jan 22, 9 am - 12 pm
Fri, Feb 11, 6-9 pm; Sat, Feb 12, 9 am - 12 pm
Fri, Feb 25, 6-9 pm; Sat, Feb 26, 9 am - 12 pm

Francis McGovern, Bill Brown, Scott D. Gilbert
Legal Strategy 731.01
Spring 2010
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Francis McGovern, Scott D. Gilbert
Legal Strategy 731.01
Spring 2009
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Class Schedule:
2/6 6-9 p.m.
2/7 9 a.m. - noon
2/20 6 - 9 p.m.
2/21 9 a.m. - noon
3/27 6 - 9 p.m.
3/28 9 a.m. - noon

Ogden N. Lewis, Scott D. Gilbert, Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.01
Fall 2006

Ogden N. Lewis, Scott D. Gilbert, Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.01
Fall 2005
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Ogden N. Lewis, Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.02
Spring 2005

Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.01
Fall 2004

Terry Calvani, Allan Kanner, Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.02
Spring 2004

Francis McGovern
Legal Strategy 731.01
Fall 2003