Course Details

Strategy of Litigation

This course is designed primarily for third year students (but 2Ls will be admitted) who are interested in pursuing a career in civil litigation. The Strategy of Litigation is designed to be a practical, real world approach to discussing and analyzing the strategy of civil litigation. Topics include (i) picking and developing a theme for the prosecution or defense of a case, (ii) developing a strategy for discovery, (iii) avoiding the pitfalls of discovery, (iv) managing litigation risks, (v) dealing with troublesome litigation situations (i.e., a hostile judge, sleeping jurors, a critical client), (vi) negotiating the settlement of a complex case, (vii) understanding fully the pros and cons of the adversarial system, as well as (viii) being effective with clients. A number of guest speakers appear during the course. Students will receive a realistic perspective on what challenges are presented by big stakes commercial litigation.

Catalog Number: LITARB 612
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionLegal Skills Development


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Strategy of Litigation
Faculty: Salpeter, Alan N. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23

Fall 2015
Title: The Strategy of Litigation
Faculty: Salpeter, Alan N. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25