Seats remain open in the courses listed below.  You cannot register for any of the courses without first being issued a permit. Contact the Law Registrar, Cheryl Edwards at

Discovery (Course 377)
2-hour simulation course

This course covers the pre-trial practices used by one party to obtain facts and information about a case from another party in order to assist the party’s preparation for trial. Students study depositions, interrogatories, production of documents, requests for admissions, and other pre-trial discovery practices. The course is hands-on and requires students to draft pleadings, conduct discovery activities, and participate in a mediation. The course also includes electronic discovery and discusses counsel’s duty to properly identify, preserve, collect, review, and produce electronically stored information (ESI), as well as on the basic technical knowledge litigation counsel should possess. The course covers the growing case law in the area and prepares students through exercises in mock depositions, and exercises in properly written discovery practice and an exercise in a mock mediation.  The course satisfies the Experiential Course requirement.

Divorce Law Practicum (Course 305)
3-hour simulation course

The Divorce Law Practicum is a semester-long course designed to convey the essential principals, skills, and values that a lawyer must embrace and master in order to provide competent counsel in the practice of divorce law.  Working in the context of a simulated case file and related mock writing and advocacy opportunities, students will consider the potential effects of the substantive law, procedural rules, and ethical guidelines, as well as the accepted customs and practices of lawyers. This course will satisfy the Experiential Course requirement.  Designed for students who have completed the fundamental Family Law survey course, the 3-hour Divorce Law Practicum will closely examine the primary areas of divorce practice. The course satisfies the Experiential Course requirement. Prerequisite (Required): Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Family Law 

Feminist Jurisprudence Seminar (Course 491)
2-hour research/writing course

This course examines the law’s contribution to the historical and current inequality of the sexes, as well as the law’s contribution to remedying that inequality. Accordingly, we will consider cases and statutes as instruments of oppression and as instruments of change. And we will consider the various feminist approaches to these problems. Among the substantive topics to be covered are constitutional equality, public accommodations, sexual harassment, identity, rape, abortion, poverty.

Legal Drafting: Litigation (Course 513)
2-hour simulation course

This course is designed to provide second- and third- year law students with the skills and knowledge necessary to draft client letters, pleadings, and motions involved in civil litigation.  Students will be challenged to refine their writing skills and strategic analysis of pre-trial issues in this practical based course.  This course satisfies the Experiential Course requirement.

Negotiation & Mediation (Course 317) (both sections)
2-hour simulation course

This course offers an introduction to negotiation theory and provides the opportunity to apply that theory in various negotiating contexts. Students will be exposed to basic concepts of principled and strategic negotiation and engage in in-class negotiating exercises. Students will also learn about the mediation process and how to negotiate effectively as advocates in mediation through role-playing in mock mediation exercises at the end of the semester. This course is team-taught with another section. The course satisfies the Experiential Course requirement.


Trial Advocacy (Course 516) (Craft and Nichols’ sections)
3-hour simulation course

Trial Advocacy is a simulation course wherein students will learn about the various phases of jury trial in civil and criminal contexts, as well as the differences between a jury and non-jury trials. Students will simulate jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments, and will learn how to introduce exhibits, present expert testimony, raise and respond to objections, and deal with problem witnesses. Students will have weekly simulation assignments and, in most sections, will conduct a full trial at the end of the semester. This course satisfies the Experiential Course requirement.  Prerequisite (Required): Evidence, may be taken concurrently




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