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Spring 2015
5320 Pretrial Procedure - DAWSON/KAPLAN- 20234

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

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location: 240  TUII

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 Revised 12/16/14

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Introduction to Texas Courts and Their Subject Matter Jurisdiction

• Albright, chs. 1, 2.A.1-2.A.2, 2-A.3, pp. 1-23
• O’Connor’s, ch. 2.F,* pp. 148-163
• O’Connor’s, chs. 3.F, 5.C., pp. 253-262, 345-355

Final Exam Schedule: 05/07/15 4-7pm  211 TU2    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (11/6/2014 4:23:12 PM)

Book(s) Required