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LAW 0517: Civil Procedure II
Spring 2018 • Section 21 • CRN 8174

Course Description

This section of Civil Procedure II is part of the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), a two semester, ten credit course package. Civil Procedure II will permit students to focus on discovery and motions practice with both written and oral advocacy components--as complimentary to trial practice. Through the use of a single file in which a female professor brings an action against her University and individual administrators for discrimination in the denial of her tenure with pendant defamation claims, students will be called up to draft and argue a range of pre-trial discovery and procedural motions, such as emotions for a preliminary injunction, dismissal for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted, dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, for compelling discovery and for a protective order, for summary judgment, and for sanctions pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The course will also cover: pleading, complex multi-party litigation (class actions, necessary parties, inter-pleader, intervention, multi-district litigation); discovery practice; pre-trial conference; trial and post-trial procedures; fundamentals of appellate review, securing and enforcing judgments; and problems of judicial administration.


Day/Time Location Note
M 4:00-5:50 PM Klein 2B
F 2:00-3:50 PM Klein 2B 1st 2 wks

Course Details

  • Kenneth Jacobsen
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement


Registration Info

Registration Notes

This section of Civil Procedure II is part of the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), a two semester, ten credit course package. This course is shown here for information purposes only. Students do not request this Civil Procedure II section during Fall or Spring, rather, during Registration for Fall 2017, students select the Trial Advocacy I sections that are associated with it. Please see the notes for each Trial Advocacy I section for further information. NOTE: the Friday meeting of this section occurs only during the first 2 weeks of the semester. ALSO NOTE: Students who are not taking ITAP but are interested in taking Civil Procedure II may request to join this section by contacting Asst. Dean Bretschneider.


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0460 (Trial Advocacy I )
  • LAW 0540 (Evidence)


You must take this course in conjunction with the following courses:

  • LAW 0461 (Trial Advocacy II)

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