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. 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 including exonerees of wrongful convictions, business disputes, real estate, insurance, elder financial abuse, fraud, 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. ENROLLMENT RESTRICTIONS: Only 3L students may enroll in Section 1 Section 2 is for 2L students only

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


Course History

Fall 2021
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2021
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Spring 2021
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Fall 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Spring 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 9

Spring 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 9

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 11

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: Complex Civil Litigation & Investor Protection
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 2     Actual: 2

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic: Litigation & Protectio
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic: Litigation & Protectio
Faculty: Tenenbaum, J. Samuel (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 2     Actual: 2