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739 - Pretrial Litigation
Professor: John J. Chester
Semester: 2010 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Prerequisites: Completion of first-year law
Means of Assessment: Grade based on quality of case file which is composed of the accumulated assignments
Special Notes: Limited Enrollment
The course will cover case planning, interviewing and counseling, pleading, motion practice, informal and formal discovery, settlement discussions and, if time permits, interim relief and interlocutory appeals. Since students will have learned the basic legal doctrines in Civil Procedure, the focus will be on planning, analysis, and strategy. The class will be divided into law firms to conduct pretrial litigation problems.
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