Pretrial Litigation Skills: Civil Rights

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 7/12
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1410-1530
  • WB116
01/25/2022 04/28/2022

Course Description

In this course, students will learn and practice the skills associated with pretrial civil litigation (complaint through summary judgment), particularly focusing on skills and strategies relevant to civil rights litigation in federal district courts.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: The grade in the course will be based on written drafting assignments (complaints, discovery, summary judgment) and in-class simulations.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Federal Courts and Civil Rights Litigation are encouraged, but not required, prerequisites (by prior completion or concurrent enrollment with this course). Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class Concurrencies:
Mutually Exclusive With: Federal Litigation Practice (9200)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM