Students represent clients in pending civil cases in state and federal courts under faculty supervision. Students are assigned to cases from a wide variety of subject-matter areas including: civil rights, consumer law, landlord-tenant, personal injury, contracts, and employment law. The classroom component of the course provides training in basic file handling, pre-trial and trial practice skills. It also includes discussion and analysis of the pending cases for the purpose of developing sound litigation strategies and for addressing ethical problems that arise during the course of litigation. In addition, students participate in the representation of clients at trial and in hearings. They also take and defend depositions.
By Dwight Scott | Published July 16, 2013