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Fall 2021
LAW750  AS  BEST PRACTICES IN PRETRIAL LITIGATION IN THE FEDERAL COURTS

Course Description
The aim of the course is to approach pretrial litigation as a process and not a series of unconnected events. Strategic thinking is as important as mechanical skills. While the course rehearses the range of discreet pretrial skills through in class and drafting exercises (client and third party interviews, depositions, pleading drafting, negotiations, motion argument), the focus is on the strategic aspect of the pretrial process.

Short Course Attendance Policy Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.


Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 09-20-2021 - 09-30-2021  

Dates Day Time Room
09-20-2021 - 09-23-2021   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F109
09-27-2021 - 09-30-2021   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F109

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: The Final grade will be determined 40% based on oral exercises in class, 40% written assignments to be completed outside class and 20% class preparation and participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Course Delivery:
Residential
Special Restrictions: Students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in, LitSkills I cannot take this course.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: petrial
    Textbook Type: Looseleaf
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Thomas A. Mauet and David Marcus
    Publisher: casebook connect
    Edition: 10th edition
    ISBN: 9781543805024
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Mauet (text) pp 3-26, 100, and 399-421

    Material:
    Mauet, Pretrial, 10th Edition (Aspen)
    Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
      

 
Professor(s)

ROBRENO, EDUARDO


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: jrobreno@paed.uscourts.gov
Phone: 215-597-4073