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Litigation in the Pretrial Phase: Introduction

This LibGuide serves as a resource for pretrial strategy, both in preparing pleadings, planning discovery and drafting motions.


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This LibGuide is intended to be used as a resource for Litigation in the Pretrial Phase/QWCS797. It introduces you to resources that will be helpful in writing a complaint and answer, interrogatories, request for production of documents, and drafting motions.

Litigation in the Pretrial Phase/QWCS797

This course is aimed at refining students' written and oral advocacy skills in the pretrial phase of litigation. In weekly exercises, students will brief and argue typical motions arising prior to trial. The course will also address pretrial strategy, both in preparing pleadings, planning discovery and drafting motions. At the end of the term, students will draft a larger memorandum and present a more extensive oral argument on a motion for summary judgment or to dismiss.

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