University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Practice

Catalog Number: 5240
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course
Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing.

This course covers the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Civil Procedure for District Justices. The course is intended to develop the student’s understanding of the rules of procedure which govern civil litigation in the state courts of Pennsylvania, the manner in which claims and defenses are raised, the forms utilized to raise these claims and defenses, and petition, motion and discovery practice, and will focus on the procedural tactics and strategies that are used to advance a client’s position.

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