This course examines the rules governing civil proceedings and the jury trial system with emphasis on California civil procedural rules. Students will study various phases of civil litigation and learn how to proceed with litigation in a court of law. Students will study and contrast California and federal civil procedure rules as they relate to federalism, allocations of power between state and federal courts, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, rules of pleading, claim and party consolidation, venue, pre and post-trial motion practice, claim and issue preclusion, discovery, summary judgment, dismissals, and the appellate process.
Who Can Take this Course?
- Current students who have successfully passed the First-Year Law Students Examination (FYLSX)
- Students who transferred their First-Year courses from an ABA or Committee Accredited law school.
- Students who have completed the First, Second, and Third Year of the Juris Doctor program