Civil Procedure I

Civil Procedure I

Course Number: 610A, CRN: 70741
Civil Procedure I: From Pleadings to Appeal (3 credits, Fall semester) This course is an introduction to civil litigation, from commencement of an action through disposition on appeal, studied in the context of the federal procedural system. It will include the formation and defense of claim (pleading), discovery, alternatives to trial (pre-trial motions and summary judgment), the trial, and the review of the disposition of litigation (post trial motions and appellate review). In addition to casebook reading and discussion, students will have the opportunity to participate in drafting exercises, problem solving, role-playing and simulations to give them a realistic introduction to the structure of the court system and framework of a lawsuit.
Civil Procedure