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Civil Litigation Skills for New Lawyers (Compressed)

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 1


  • Evidence(LAW 6330)

This is a nuts-and-bolts one-credit course designed by experienced trial lawyers, judges, and recent graduates to provide aspiring lawyers with the basic, practical tools necessary to be productive and contributing members of a law firm’s civil litigation team.  While students will gain an understanding of the lifecycle of a civil case, this course will focus on the components a new law firm associate is most likely to need.  Students will receive opportunities to practice and receive feedback from experienced professionals on assignments mirroring those they are likely to be tasked with during their first few years of civil litigation. After taking this course, students should be able to effectively support more experienced attorneys in their law firm from Day One and add value to the legal representation.

This course is not designed to substitute the Pre-Trial Practice or Trial Practice courses, but rather to supplement those courses by providing an opportunity for focused, hands-on training.  While not prerequisites of this course, it is recommended that students take either the Pre-Trial Practice or Trial Practice courses.  However, students are required to have successfully completed an Evidence course to enroll in this course.

If time and opportunity permit, students may observe actual court proceedings.