789.02 Writing: Federal Litigation
Persuasive writing is integral to almost all aspects of civil litigation. This two-credit hour advanced experiential course will allow you to deepen your understanding of legal research while honing your written and oral advocacy skills. Using a simulated case, you will plan litigation strategy by interviewing a client, preparing a factual chronology of the case, and analyzing the merits of the claims. You will also practice drafting and responding to discovery requests and preparing to take and defend depositions. Finally, you will draft a motion for summary judgment and supporting memorandum of law and argue the merits of the motion in a mock oral argument.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
|Melissa Hanson||M 10:30 AM-12:20 PM|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.789.02.F20|
|Email list: LAW.789.02.F20@sakai.duke.edu|