This course focuses on drafting and editing basic written documents and pretrial submissions used in federal civil litigation. Case analysis, litigation strategy, drafting and editing Motions and supporting Affidavits and Memoranda are core activities. Through individual consultations between student and faculty, each student is given direct feedback to use to revise the written submission. The focus of the course is on practical, useful techniques to prepare persuasive and powerful written documents, from preparation of fact analyses, drafting court submissions, achieving clarity in written communications, to writing succinctly and coherently. Evidence is recommended, but not required. A strong interest in civil litigation is helpful.
|563S (CRN: 97407) Credits: 3|
Fall, 2018 (Day).
3 openings. (Limit 6). See course waitlist.