LAW 2730 - Pre-Trial III: Drafting and Arguing the Summary Judgment Motion
This is a 2 ½ day intensive simulation-based course designed to introduce students to the conceptual, legal, strategic and practical issues posed by the drafting and arguing of summary judgment motions in a civil litigation. Students will learn the importance of audience, developing a theory of the case that will appeal to that audience, how to draft a persuasive statement of facts and how to construct persuasive arguments. In addition, students will learn how to present an effective oral argument to the trial court. Students will work with the Professor to draft a statement of undisputed facts and memorandum of law in support of a summary judgment motion. Students will then exchange briefs with one another and proceed to draft a response to the statement of undisputed facts, as well as a memorandum in opposition to the summary judgment motion. Students will work with the Professor to prepare for oral argument of the motion in front of a Judge. A portion of the coursewill be conducted online, using the Voice Thread technology that is available to all Hofstra students through the portal. Training and support in using Voice Thread will be available to students who need it.
Prerequisites & Notes
Students who have taken the full semester Pretrial Skills course, cannot take this course - Drafting and Arguing the Summary Judgment Motion.
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