Civil Litigation Capstone   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 809 - Civil Litigation Capstone

Credits: 5

Students will be divided into two "law firms" and serve as "associates" in the law firms. The assignments will focus on the pretrial aspect of a civil litigation. Students will have an initial client meeting, write a research memo to the client, draft pleadings, draft and argue motions, prepare discovery requests and answers, take depositions, and hire and prepare witnesses for a deposition. In the course of these exercises students will confront problems dealing with choosing the proper parties, identifying the proper jurisdiction for the litigation, settling discovery disputes, and calculating damages.

Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility or Problems in Professional Responsibility Evidence

Note: Limited to 3Ls

Students are limited to enrolling into one Capstone course.

This course satisfies the professional skills course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Written and oral assignments

Form of Grade: Letter