Course Information

Course Number

421

Credits

2

JD Graduation Requirements

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

Pre-Trial Litigation

This course focuses on the path litigators must navigate prior to trial. It is becoming increasingly rare for cases to be decided by a jury; lawyers must learn to win in the pretrial process. We will explore the key components of the pretrial process, beginning with the filing of a law suit. This course provides an opportunity for students to synthesize their knowledge in procedure, evidence and advocacy. Topics include:

- Drafting pleadings
- Taking and defending depositions
- Creating and responding to discovery
- Planning strategy and motions

The course grade is based on classroom participation, performance and written work. There is not a final exam.


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

Marilyn R. Forbes
Pre-Trial Litigation 421.02
Spring 2015

Marilyn R. Forbes
Pre-Trial Litigation 421.01
Fall 2014

Marilyn R. Forbes
This course will be taught by both Professors Marilyn R. Forbes & Kanika Capel
Pre-Trial Litigation 421.01
Fall 2013
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Marilyn R. Forbes
Pre-Trial Litigation 421.02
Spring 2013
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Marilyn R. Forbes
Pre-Trial Litigation 421.01
Fall 2012

Marilyn R. Forbes
Pre-Trial Litigation 421.01
Spring 2012
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