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738.02 - Civil Law Practicum
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate; 603 Evidence
Means of Assessment: Performance in Court, on Simulations, and In-Class Assignments
Special Notes: Limited Enrollment
TEACHING METHOD: CLIENT REPRESENTATION AND SIMULATION OF TRIAL TECHNIQUES
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, domestic relations, and bankruptcy. The classroom component of the course provides training in basic pre-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.
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