Deposition Practice

Students will learn about and practice basic deposition skills and strategy. They will discuss preparation for depositions, how to write effective questions, how to defend depositions, what objections to raise and when, etc. Fact depositions, 30(b)(6) as well as expert depositions will be covered in the two day class. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a simulated deposition and receive feedback on their performances.

Topics Covered:
Deposition Preparation
Choosing Whom to Depose
Writing Effective Deposition Questions
Deposition Objections
Preparing Witnesses for Depositions
Basic Deposition Rules
Basic Deposition Etiquette
Fact Witness Depositions
Expert Witness Depositions
NITA materials (Cost is roughly $35)

Students will be evaluated in part based on preparation for, and participation in, class based on questioning by the professor and class discussion. Students' simulated depositions will be evaluated based on preparation, effectiveness, and effort. Credit/No Credit basis
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(d) Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession


*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.