Lawyering Skills: Litigation I   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

LAW 6910 - Lawyering Skills: Litigation I

Building and Telling the Story from the Complaint to the Motion for Summary Judgment

There is often a large disconnect from what you learn in law school to the everyday realities of practice. In this course, we will focus on the litigation skills that you need to develop to be able to take what initially appears to be a hodgepodge of random facts, dates, and documents and turn that into not only a Complaint or Demand Letter, but into the foundation from which you can build your entire theory of the case. The ability to tell a compelling story, supported by the facts and the law, is what sets a good litigator apart from an average lawyer. And we will focus this weekend on learning how to develop that story from the very outset of a case, through discovery, and to the final briefing before the pre-trial preparation begins.
Units: 1
Grading: Pass/Fail