LAW 351 Problems in Litigation

3 credits

Provides practical exposure to areas of litigation in which paralegals are most likely to practice. In particular, this course teaches students essential skills in interviewing and negotiating, drafting pertinent correspondence, evaluating and strategizing cases, taking and extracting depositions, reviewing and producing documents, arguing motions, preparing exhibits for trial, and giving opening statements. These skills are taught through the use of an ongoing factual hypothetical, which will allow the students to "see" a case from beginning to end. The course encourages openness through class discussion and practical exercises and allows for creativity in drafting and preparing litigation documents. The focus on the "practical" aspects of litigation will develop students' professional growth and enable them to be more prepared to enter the legal market.

Prerequisite(s): LAW 216.