Civil Pretrial Practice



This course focuses on the various discovery techniques and motions that are commonly used in federal and/or California state practice.

General topics may include pleadings, motions to dismiss and demurrers, discovery vehicles and privileges, experts, pre-trial conferences, summary judgment motions, motions for failure to prosecute, and pre-trial practice in complex litigation.

In lieu of a final examination, students are graded on the basis of multiple simulated skills exercises.

Note: Work outside as well as inside of the classroom is expected.