Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure - LAWN689

5 Credits

This course explores the ways in which civil legal disputes are resolved, with an emphasis on the procedural rules attendant to various stages of litigation in federal district courts. The primary topics covered will be jurisdiction, service, venue, injunctive relief, pleadings, Rule 11, joinder, discovery, and pre-trial and post-trial motion practice. Coverage will also include the Erie doctrine, jury trial rights, verdicts and judgments, preclusion, and appeals. A portion of the course will be devoted to the development of lawyering skills through experiential activities.(Required.)

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