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Civil Litigation Clinic

Fall or spring semester: 3 credits

The Civil Litigation Clinic teaches fundamental litigation skills through representing clients in a variety of  litigation matters, including: (i) evictions; (ii) employment disputes; (iii) consumer law lawsuits; and (iv) breach of contract matters. Students interview clients and witnesses, draft pleadings, discovery requests, discovery responses, and dispositive motions, and engage in settlement negotiations, trial work, and, if necessary, appellate practice. Students complete the clinic with knowledge and skills that they can use in any litigation environment.

Course Information

Instructor: David A Rodriguez
Instruction: This course is a combination of lecture, in-class discussion, skills instruction, and client counseling.
Number of Students: Up to 8 per semester.
711 License: A 711 license is not required to participate in the Civil Litigation Law Clinic.
Prerequisites: None.
Eligibility: Only rising 2L and 3L students are eligible to apply.