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Fall 2022
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: 08-29-2022 - 09-09-2022  

Dates Day Time Room
08-29-2022 - 09-01-2022   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F109
09-06-2022 - 09-09-2022   TWRF  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: Pretrial
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Thomas Mauet
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    Edition: 10th edition
    ISBN: 9781543805024
      

Additional Materials:
Nita Pocket edition recommended  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The first class assignment is pages 3 to 26 of the text.

    Material:
    Mauet, Pretrial, 10TH Edition (Aspen)
    Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    (NITA pocket edition recommended)

    Additional Information:
    Re: To all students enrolled in Best Practices in Federal Pretrial Litigation. On Wednesday August 31th from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM there is a scheduled Law Review Joint Orientation. This meeting conflicts with our regularly scheduled class for that day and time. If you would like to attend the Law Review Joint Orientation, your absence from class on that day will be excused. Judge Robreno
      

 
Professor(s)

ROBRENO, EDUARDO


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