Pretrial Litigation Skills: Civil Rights

Section 1ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/12
Credits: 3

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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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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 Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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