Academics

Civil Procedure - LAW 608

4 Hours

A survey and evaluation of the stages of a civil lawsuit: (1) the preliminary stage, including considerations relevant to choosing litigation over self-help, private settlement, or arbitration, to identifying and choosing among available forums, and to acquiring jurisdiction over parties; (2) the pleading stage, including familiarization with the procedures and devices relating to commencement of an action, service of process, and motion practice before trial; (3) the discovery stage, encompassing familiarization with the procedures and devices available to the parties to inform themselves fully of the evidence and sources of evidence relevant to the lawsuit; (4) the trial stage, including familiarization with the pre-trial conference, the steps of the trial process from voir dire through the entry of judgment, and the motions available at and after trial; and (5) the appeal stage, including an examination of the concept of appealability, a survey of alternative means of review, and an introduction to the rules on appeal.

Fall 2010 Section 001
Professor Carol Rice Andrews
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Fall 2010 Section
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Summer 2011 Section 050
Professor Carol Rice Andrews
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Fall 2011 Section 001
Professor Carol Rice Andrews
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Fall 2011 Section 002
Professor Heather Elliott
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Fall 2012 Section 001
Professor Carol Rice Andrews
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Fall 2012 Section 002
Professor Heather Elliott
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Fall 2013 Section 003
Professor Carol Rice Andrews
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Fall 2013 Section 001
Professor Heather Elliott
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Fall 2013 Section 002
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