LAW 351 Litigation Practice

3 credits

Provides litigation practice through preparation for and participation in a mock trial. In particular, this course teaches students essential skills in interviewing and negotiating, drafting pertinent legal documents, evaluating and strategizing cases, taking and extracting depositions, reviewing and producing documents, arguing motions, preparing exhibits for trial, giving opening and closing statements at trial, and examining witnesses at trial. The focus on the "practice" aspects of litigation develops students' professionalism and enables them to be more prepared to enter the job market. This is a parent course for the one credit option mock trial competition, where upon permission from the instructor, selected students can represent Stevenson University's paralegal studies program in regional mock trial competitions. May be taken up to twice for credit.

Prerequisite(s): LAW 216

Alternate years: Offered as needed