Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Civil Litigation



This course introduces students to the theory and practice of civil litigation, including pleading, discovery, pre-trial motions and judicial management, post-trial motions, and appeal, and the finality of judgments. This course also examines the common law history of pleading systems, access to the adjudication system, and the role of lawyers in civil litigation. In addition to traditional casebook study, students also litigate a simulated matter requiring them to interview clients, draft and respond to a complaint, and propound and respond to discovery.