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Spring 2023
5322 Pretrial Litigation - HAWK- 11086

Professor(s): Mark Goranson (ADJUNCT)
Amy Hawk (DIRECTOR/SUPERVISOR )
Kurt Krolikowski (ADJUNCT)
Brandon Renken (ADJUNCT)
Judge Jeff Shadwick (ADJUNCT)
Brad Wyly (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 6:00p-9:00p  TH  Location: 220 

Course Outline: The objective of the course to provide law students with an opportunity to apply the pre-trial rules of Texas civil procedure to a civil case problem. This course will expose students to the use of the rules in an adversarial setting and require students to engage in advocacy, strategic thinking, and logical analysis. Students will receive actual experience in interfacing with clients, drafting pleadings, interpreting the rules, arguing motions in civil district court, mediating, and taking depositions.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota= 24

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This course will have:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)

Course Materials

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Yes