Writing in Law Practice: Pretrial Litigation

This course is an advanced legal writing class that focuses on pretrial civil litigation. In the course, students will learn complaints and answers, motions work, and methods of written discovery. Related to the assignments, there will be an emphasis on practice before the courts, the Maryland Rules, and case law. Although class assignments focus on legal writing, students will also learn valuable information in multiple areas of pretrial litigation, including factors that impact the disposition of a case. The course will follow the life of a Maryland Circuit Court civil case, however, the skills students acquire in this course will be applicable to a multitude of courts and case types.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course