2018-2019 Catalog

LAWS 1110 Litigation

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5


(1) LAWS 1101 with a grade of C or better; or instructor approval - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course is a survey of the process of pursuing a civil action through the legal system. Topics include choice of courts, jurisdiction, venue, pleadings and related motions, discovery, pre-trial actions and preparation, and trial and appellate procedures. The course emphasizes the paralegal's role in gathering and organizing materials, interviewing and investigating, drafting complaints, answering interrogatories, pleadings, the trial notebook featuring Microsoft Word software, and assisting during the trial.