Transition to Civil Litigation

Law 469



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



This course focuses on the pleadings and practice of the early stages of civil litigation. It provides students with hands-on experience in generating discovery and utilizing discovery for preparing a motion for summary judgment, tasks that are most frequently expected of new attorneys. The major topics to be covered are as follows: interrogatories, requests for the production of documents and things, requests for admissions, depositions, and informal discovery. Emerging issues surrounding electronic discovery will also be discussed. Although emphasis is on building practical skills, there will be coverage of theory and strategy at different stages of litigation. In addition, the course will provide students with an opportunity to hone their writing skills and to receive extensive feedback on their work product over the course of the semester.
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