Personal Injury Law
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
The focus on this seminar is on the practical, ethical, empirical, and theoretical approaches to personal injury practice with the goal of equipping students to join existing firms or create their own personal injury businesses. Topics vary but generally include fee agreements, client relationships, investigation, experts, liability insurance, damages, bargaining and settlement, complaints and answers, discovery, litigation, health insurance, hospital liens, subrogation, disbursement, governmental immunity, probate, artificial intelligence, and advertising as applied to areas including negligence, civil rights, premises liability, defamation, recreational releases, and car crashes. The seminar emphasizes the empirical reality of injuries, claims, and litigation and has a paper requirement that provides an opportunity to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.