Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation

Andrew R. Whitcup

Andrew R. Whitcup

Lecturer in Law
B.A. New York University, 2002
J.D. Northwestern University School of Law, 2006
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 / Andrew Whitcup 18F 700 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
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 July 2, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 8/24/2018.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2018 LEC 1
Moore et al. Depositions in a Nutshell  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781634598958. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $50.50
Roen and Reich Civil Litigation: Pretrial Case Development and Discovery    
ISBN: 9781634608640. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $103.00