The skills of litigation, including trial advocacy, interviewing and counseling, negotiation and pleading. Lecture one hour; laboratory 3-5 hours per week. Litigation Skills is a course in trial practice designed to provide students with experience in the skills necessary for trial work. Both "laboratory" and regular class meetings are involved. Video tape is often used to show the student how she/he is performing and as an aid in classroom discussion. The course covers all phases of trial work from the initial interview to trial. Assignments include interviewing; drafting pleadings and motions; discovery; and all phases of trial work.
The course provides a practical view of the litigation process and should help a student decide whether to seek to become a trial lawyer. Sections may be limited to 16 students.
PREREQUISITE: Evidence (Law 890).