Federal Civil Litigation Skills

Course Catalog Number: 
5630
Course Credits: 
2
Course Type: 
Lecture
Graduation Requirements: 
Professional Skills
Course Priority: 
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Standard Courses

This course explores practical and procedural pretrial litigation activities encountered in federal civil litigation. The course is designed to develop practical case management, advocacy and negotiation skills while increasing awareness and familiarity with the Local Rules which govern litigation in the United States District Court (W.D. Pa.). The course will consist of both lectures and “hands on” exercises, both written and role-play, that track the procedural progress of a federal case.