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LAW 1015: Advanced Legal Writing: Effective Motions Practice in Civil Litigation
Spring 2019 • Section 22 • CRN 36714

Course Description

Utilizing one fact pattern, students will learn the purpose of - and how to effectively draft - significant motions as a case is prepared for trial. This writing seminar is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the primary pre-trial motions used during the course of civil litigation, including: 1) motions to dismiss/preliminary objections, 2) discovery motions, 3) motions in limine, and 4) Frye/Daubert motions challenging expert testimony. Both Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and local procedural rules governing motions practice will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the purpose behind the various motions as well as how to effectively draft those motions for use in civil litigation.


Day/Time Location
Th 5:30-7:20 PM Barrack 205

Course Details

  • Dennis Morrow
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial

Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

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