Complex Litigation

Much of modern civil practice, especially in the federal courts, involves complex cases, e.g, mass torts, antitrust, civil rights, employment discrimination, characterized by multiple parties and multiple claims based on new and complicated theories. The course is designed to build on the knowledge acquired in the basic Civil Procedure course to acquaint students with many of the procedural questions encountered in complex litigation. The principal areas covered are multiple party joinder; duplicative and related litigation; class actions; evidence and discovery, Particularly problems involving privileges and expert witnesses; management of complex litigation; sanctions and attorney's fees; preclusion; and professional responsibility.

Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No

Is this course open to LL.M. students? No