Course Description


Hon. Johnson, Hon. Mendez

To prepare students for the bar examination and in representation of clients in civil actions, the course covers the entire litigation process from initial client interview through standing to sue; personal jurisdiction and service of process; federal removal procedure; complaint, answer, affirmative defenses, counterclaims and crossclaims; venue; joinder of claims and parties; default judgement procedure; motions to dismiss on the pleadings, discovery and summary judgement motions; interrogatories, requests for documents, depositions and requests for admissions; offer of judgement and arbitration; preparation for trial; jury selection, openings, summation and jury verdicts; trial and post-trial motions; attorney feed and interest on judgements and basic appellate rules for trial lawyers.