Advanced Civil Procedure   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 558 - Advanced Civil Procedure

Credits: 3

This course is designed to cover topics not covered in depth in the first-year Civil Procedure course and may include complex joinder rules, interpleader, discovery issues related to expert witnesses, offers of settlement, and appeals. It will emphasize federal procedure but note some ways in which South Carolina procedure differs. The course is also designed to enhance skills acquired in the first year including the ability to research, read, and understand procedural rules, statutes, and cases, and the ability to synthesize those sources. Students will spend some time practicing essay and multiple-choice questions of the type they may encounter on a bar exam, in addition to performing more practice-related exercises; the course may thus review, as necessary, some topics encountered in the first-year course.

Basis of Grade: Exercises, Quizzes and Open-Book Final Exam

Form of Grade: Letter