Levin College of Law
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Pretrial Practice

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3

Introduction to the knowledge base and skills necessary to conduct pretrial litigation with intelligence, professionalism, and success. Success is measured in terms of achieving the most beneficial or positive outcomes possible for a client based on the facts, circumstances, and law. The workshop portion of this course will provide an opportunity for students to work on interviewing, preparing witnesses for deposition, taking and defending depositions, including lay and expert witnesses, motion practice, and pretrial conferences. Students will be assigned to law firms for purposes of the workshops, and will work with realistic case files. Students will work with clients and other witnesses. Workshops will take place on the Monday class days (the 2-hour periods). Students are expected to be prepared for each workshop.