Course Details

Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection

Students will be given the opportunity to learn the practical aspects of complex civil litigation. Complex civil litigation will cover the range of lawyering skills, including client relations, drafting of pleadings, the discovery process, depositions, arguing motions in court, bench and jury trials as well as appeals, and whistleblower suits. In addition, students will be exposed to the economic considerations that are involved in the litigation process and will become involved in marketing, fee negotiation and budgeting, as well as related ethical concerns. Students will work on a range of cases, such as: civil rights litigation, business disputes, real estate, insurance, product liability, personal injury, shareholder rights litigation and securities litigation. Students in this course will also work in the Investor Protection Center, which provides representation to investors with limited income and have disputes with stockbrokers, investment advisers, or securities firms. Students will be given the opportunity to learn the practical aspects of securities mediation and arbitration. Students will be responsible for interviewing and counseling clients, explaining the arbitration and mediation process, investigation and selecting potential arbitrators, conducting discovery, negotiating settlements, and participating in arbitration trials and mediations. Finally students will be exposed to the economic considerations that are involved in securities arbitration. NOTE: There will be a mandatory clinic student orientation hosted by clinic faculty on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Catalog Number: LITARB 730
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Professional Writing


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 5

Fall 2017
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 2     Actual: 2

Summer 2017
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 6     Actual: 3

Spring 2017
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 8

Spring 2017
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Fall 2016
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 9

Fall 2016
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Summer 2016
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 6     Actual: 4

Spring 2016
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 9

Spring 2016
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Fall 2015
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 8

Fall 2015
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Summer 2015
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 6     Actual: 4

Spring 2015
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Stoltmann, Andrew
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 9

Fall 2014
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 9