Texas Civil Litigation: Pretrial and Trial Strategy
Semester: Spring 2022
Course ID: 394T
Credit Hours: 3
3 credit hours
1:15 - 4:05 pm
Same as LAW 376T, Texas Civil Litigation: Pretrial and Trial Strategy.
This course involves the preparation of a hypothetical civil case for trial, from the initial pleading to trial preparation, including preparing for and taking fact and expert depositions and drafting motions for summary judgment, among other things. The class will also cover what every new lawyer needs to know about e-discovery and the use of social media. Mr. Incerto and Mr. Oakes will be assisted by federal magistrates, state court judges and seasoned trial lawyers, most of whom have decades of trial experience. Each speaker will offer advice, observations and/or suggestions on case preparation and strategy. The course is taught solely on a pass/fail basis. There is no final examination. Class attendance is mandatory, and a satisfactory level of performance on all written assignments is required to pass the course.
The couse is best suited for 3rd year and advanced 2nd year students interested in a litigation practice.