The course is designed as a
bridge to practice for students interested in a litigation career and should be
of particular interest to students who intend to practice in large law firms or
at firms of any size that handle business or "rights-based" litigation. The class begins with
several classes covering relevant doctrine. For most of the semester, however,
students will work individually and as part of small “firms” of 2-4 students to
represent one party to a dispute, based on factual materials I will provide.
Students will be responsible for identifying the best way to pursue the
client’s goals, preparing the necessary legal documents, and completing written
assignments both as part of a group and individually. There is no exam.
Each student will complete at least two written exercises
of approximately 10 pages in length, and will be required to re-write at
least one of these exercises after receiving feedback from me.
Has limited substantive overlap with Complex Civil Litigation