LAW 2829 - Pre-Trial II: Depositions Practice
This course introduces students to the conceptual, legal, strategic and practical issues posed by the discovery phase of civil litigation. It focuses on deposition practice- preparing for and taking a deposition, defending a deposition and preparing a witness for a deposition. Instruction emphasizes learning by doing. Students will get a theoretical overview of the nature and purposes of discovery, and practice in applying those concepts in deposition practice in a simulated case. Students will plan strategy for and take and defend numerous portions of a deposition and prepare witnesses for a deposition under intensive faculty supervision..
Students receive one academic and one skills credit for this Course. The course is graded pass/fail.
This course is offered in an intensive three day period. It is part of a two course sequence on Discovery Skills. It can be taken separately or together with Discovery Skills I (Written Discovery). The same case file is used for both courses.
Prerequisites & Notes
Students who enroll in this course will not be permitted to take the course titled “Pre-Trial Skills”.
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