Litigation Strategy and Planning

Course Catalog Number: 
5320
Course Credits: 
2
Course Type: 
Lecture
Graduation Requirements: 
"W" Writing
Professional Skills
Course Priority: 
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 the planning that a litigator must do throughout the life of a case in developing strategies for the conduct of the litigation. It covers in part taking a case, anticipating pretrial procedures, preservation of evidence, deciding on causes of actions, obtaining expert witnesses, discovery strategy, motions practice, development of trial themes, demonstrative evidence, jury selection, order of witnesses, and settlement considerations.