Spring 2020
5320 Pretrial Procedure - SCHWARTZ, C- 19528

Professor(s): Charles Schwartz (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: This course covers the procedural aspects of trying a case in a Texas state court, up to the time of trial. Topics covered include the investigation of a case; the preparation of a petition, the service of same, and the taking of a default judgment in the event of a defendant fails to answer; determining subject-matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and venue; defensive pleading standards; discovery practice, including sanctions for discovery abuse; and dilatory and dispositive motion practice.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/7/2020

Course Notes:   Texas Pretrial Procedure -- Texas Rules Handout for Spring 2020


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 9am-noon      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/17/2019 3:10:46 PM)

Book(s) Required

Dorsaneo, Thornburg, Carlson & Crump, Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation, 2018-2019
ISBN 978-1-5310-1242-7
e-ISBN 978-1-5310-1243-4
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure; Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd., 2018 Edition
ISBN-10: 1640020284
ISBN-13: 978-1640020283
If you do not want to buy a rule book, you can download the rules from the internet: