Civil Litigation Capstone   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

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.

For first year students entering Fall 2016, this course satisfies the experiential course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Written and oral assignments

Form of Grade: Letter