Civil Litigation (SCALE)



This course introduces students to the theory and practice of civil litigation, including pleadings, discovery, pre-trial motions and judicial management, post-trial motions, appeal, and the finality of judgments.

This course also examines the common law history of pleading systems, access to the adjudication system, and the role of lawyers in civil litigation.

In addition to the traditional casebook study, students also litigate a simulated matter requiring them to interview clients, draft and respond to a complaint, and propound and respond to discovery.