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Spring 2019
LAW592  A  PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE

Course Description
The primary objective of this course is to expose students to the issues involved in litigating major pro bono / public interest cases. Using the ten-year Florida Medicaid litigation as its primary case study, the course will focus on major public interest litigation as it takes place in private practice. This course also endeavors to place the skills development of litigating complex, public interest cases in conversation with commentary and critiques of public interest litigation, pro bono practice, class action jurisprudence, and other developments in civil procedure and federal courts. This course should be of interest to students interested in major public interest litigation, class action litigation, and general litigation practice (including, pre-trial motions, discovery, expert witness identification and preparation, trials), remedies, federal courts, health policy, and the relationship between litigation and the media. The course will include various simulations, and a final examination. Students can satisfy the writing requirement through this course as well. (2 credits).

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-15-2019 - 04-23-2019   T  5:30 PM-7:20 PM F302

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Clermont
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 2017
    ISBN: 978-1683285083
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):

 
Professor(s)

COPELAND, CHARLTON


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: ccopeland@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2376
Office: G271

SINGER, STUART



Contact Information:
Email: lawreg@law.miami.edu
Phone: 3052844825