Texas Civil Litigation: Pretrial and Trial Strategy

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time
THU 1:15 - 4:05 pm

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Other

Description

This practice-oriented course involves the preparation of a hypothetical civil case for trial in Texas State Court, from initial pleading and motion practice, through written discovery, to taking fact and expert depositions, drafting motions for summary judgment and trial preparation, among other things. Professors Incerto and Oakes will be assisted by seasoned lawyers and state court judges, most of whom have decades of trial experience. Each class will cover one or more case development topics progressing towards trial, and will offer advice, observations and suggestions on case preparation requirements and strategy. The course is taught on a pass/fail basis. There is no final examination. Class attendance is mandatory, and a satisfactory level of performance on written assignments is required to pass the course.

This course is best suited for 2nd and 3rd year students interested in state court litigation. Having completed state court procedure and evidence courses is a plus, but not a prerequisite.