University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Fall 2017

Course Description
This course begins where Civil Procedure I ends, providing in-depth coverage of all stages of civil litigation. One objective of the course is to provide a strong background in the law of modern American civil procedure. Thus, the course will be of interest to those students focusing on litigation, as well as those students who plan to focus on transactional law but want a better understanding of litigation risk management. But another objective of the course is to consider the policy implications of procedural law. Law school classes tend to distinguish the "substantive" law from the "procedure" by which the law is adjudicated, but the two are intertwined. In fact, substantive law can be thwarted by such mundane procedural doctrines as the specificity required in a complaint. Accordingly, the course will introduce students to analytical methods to assess the impact of procedures on the substantive aims of the law. Topics covered in the course include pleading, motion practice, discovery, summary judgment, trial, settlement theory and practice, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, joinder, judgments, and appellate review.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   MW  2:00 PM-3:20 PM F209

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-5899
Office: G380