University of Pittsburgh

Litigation Strategy and Planning

Abbreviated Title: Litigation Strategy and Planni
Catalog Number: 5320
2.0 Credits
Priority: Departmental Consent
Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing, Professional Skills.
Enrollment in this course requires special permission. See the enrollment info for the section or contact the Registrar for more information.

This course will focus on the planning that a litigator must do throughout the life of a case in developing strategies for the conduct of the litigation. It covers in part taking a case, anticipating pretrial procedures, preservation of evidence, deciding on causes of actions, obtaining expert witnesses, discovery strategy, motions practice, development of trial themes, demonstrative evidence, jury selection, order of witnesses, and settlement considerations.

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