LAW 5630: Federal Civil Litigation Skills - 2214

Federal Civil Litigation Skills
Class Term:
Spring Term 2020-2021
Catalog Number:
Professor(s): Type:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

There will be a strong emphasis on activities that are not a focus of existing Legal Writing or Trial Advocacy courses. The assignments will be both team and individual.

Grading Details

Grades are based upon performance and preparation for the practical in-class exercises and written submissions.


This course explores practical and procedural pretrial litigation activities encountered in federal civil litigation. The course is designed to develop practical case management, advocacy and negotiation skills while increasing awareness and familiarity with the Local Rules which govern litigation in the United States District Court (W.D. Pa.). The course will consist of both lectures and “hands on” exercises, both written and role-play, that track the procedural progress of a federal case.

Federal Civil Litigation Skills