Civil Procedure I


This course of study spans the entire process of bringing a civil action to trial, the trial itself, and the appellate review of that trial. It deals with such fundamental concepts as the formulation of the claim (pleadings), trial preparation (discovery), important pre-trial motions, and the basic procedural devices employed during the trial.

Considerable time is also devoted to the concepts of personal and subject matter jurisdiction as well as to the special question of federal jurisdiction.