Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

D. Babbe K. Hoek D. Lanning J. Light A. Matsuoka S. Wetzstein


General Course Description:

This course is designed for students who will be doing civil litigation. The course provides a “real world” overview of how pretrial civil litigation is conducted and explores how lawyers strategically use each step in the pretrial litigation process to advance their clients’ interests. The course also provides students with skills-based training in case analysis, depositions, written discovery and motion practice. These skills are taught through a combination of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and simulated role-playing exercises. Simulations are videotaped and critiqued by the instructor.

This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis.

Video Description

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Babbe / Andrea Matsuoka 17F 700 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 26, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/25/2017.
Kathryn Hoek 17F 700 LEC 2 TR 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 26, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/25/2017.
David Babbe / Sarah Wetzstein 18S 700 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline TBD. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Jason Light 18S 700 LEC 2 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline TBD. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Babbe / Skye Donald 15F 700 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure
Jason Light 16S 700 LEC 1 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure Enrollment determined through experiential course registration process conducted last summer.
David Babbe 16F 700 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
4.0 No No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure. Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU
Jason Light 17S 700 LEC 1 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 Yes No
  Prerequisite: Law 145. Civil Procedure Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU