Pre-Trial Practice–Pleadings and Discovery

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"W" Writing
Professional Skills
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Departmental Consent
Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment Information for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.

This course will focus on pre-trial practice issues that arise during the pleading and discovery phase of a civil case. Students will learn about a variety of substantive issues under federal and state law including pleading requirements the scope of discovery, various forms of discovery, privilege issues, and many other related issues.  In addition to those and other substantive issues, great emphasis will be placed on giving students the opportunity to draft pleadings, argue discovery motions and take oral depositions.