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Spring 2014
5320 Pretrial Procedure - KAPLAN / DAWSON- 24434

Professor(s): Alistair Dawson (ADJUNCT)
Alexander Kaplan (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: BLB-3 

Course Outline: This course covers the procedural aspects of trying a case in a Texas state court, up to the time of trial. Topics covered include the investigation of a case; the preparation of a petition, the service of same, and the taking of a default judgment in the event of a defendant fails to answer; determining subject-matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and venue; defensive pleading standards; discovery practice, including sanctions for discovery abuse; and dilatory and dispositive motion practice.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Albright, chs. 1, 2.A.1-2.A.2, 2-A.3,pp. 1-23 (exercise at end of chapter 2.A.2 is homework); O’Connor’s Commentary, ch. 2.F,* pp. 135-149

Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 4-7pm  3 BLB    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

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