Civil Litigation and Procedures

Civil Litigation and Procedures

Course Number: LAW X435

4 units

State and local rules, laws, procedures, and ethical considerations involved in litigating civil lawsuits. Topics include:

  • Investigation and fact-gathering
  • Parties, jurisdiction and venue
  • Statutes of limitation
  • Legal pleadings
  • Rules, scope, and types of discovery
  • Developing discovery plans
  • Law and motion practice
  • Laws and rules of evidence
  • Trial setting, settlement conferences and alternatives to litigation including mediation and arbitration
  • Pre-trial preparation


LAW X430, Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional, may be taken concurrently.

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