Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation

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

D. Babbe S. Donald D. Lanning J. Light


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, motion practice and negotiation. 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 / Skye Donald 16F 700 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 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 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
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Babbe / Skye Donald 14F 700 LEC 1 TR 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
TR 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
TR 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
4.0 Yes No
Jason Light 14F 700 LEC 2 TR 10:35 AM - 12:35 PM 4.0 Yes No
David Babbe / Deirdre Lanning 15S 700 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 4.0 No No
  Law 700: Possible enrollment from the waitlist will be by application and preference will be given to 3Ls. Students interested should submit the following info to babbe@law.ucla.edu by date TBD: Name, UID, email, phone no., class year, reason for interest in Law 700, and relevant edcation or work experience..
Jason Light 15S 700 LEC 2 TR 10:35 AM - 12:35 PM 4.0 Yes No
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.