Duquesne University School of Law

CIVIL PROCEDURE AND DRAFTING I, 3 credits

Required Course: First Year Students
Fall Semester
Course Requirement: exam

This course is the first semester of a year-long course that will examine the procedures used in civil litigation, with an emphasis on litigation in federal courts.  Topics covered include framing claims in the complaint, responding to the claims in an answer or motion, amending pleadings, joinder of claims and parties, discovery, summary dispositions, and trial concepts.  The course also covers notice, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, and claim issue preclusion.  In addition to learning about these procedural concepts, the course will include practical drafting exercises, including drafting a complaint and an answer, and drafting discovery documents.

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