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Pretrial Litigation: Courtroom Procedure

B564 is taught by Rodriguez

The goal of this course is to provide an opportunity to learn and practice basic courtroom skills in the context of simulated problems in both a civil and criminal context. Each class session will focus on the skills used before, during and after any court appearance, with heavy emphasis on motion practice but, as time permits, into procedures utilized at trial, Students will be exposed to practical lessons on everything from how to file pleadings through getting the Judge s signature on a Proposed Order. The benefits students derive from this course will be strongly correlated to their level of investment. Each course session will include classroom discussions and student-run simulations of typical courtroom scenarios. Upon completion of this course, students will have confident in their ability to prepare and present themselves effectively in Court.