Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation

David Babbe

David Babbe

Director of Skills Curriculum
Adjunct Faculty
B.A. UC Irvine, 1978
J.D. UCLA, 1981
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. Students who have taken (or plan on taking) Law 702 (Depositions and Discovery in Complex Litigation) should contact Professor Babbe before enrolling in this class due to overlap in class content.

Video Description

Course Information:
​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 No 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 by date TBD: Name, UID, email, phone no., class year, reason for interest in Law 700, and relevant edcation or work experience..
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2014 LEC 1
Moore et al. Depositions in a Nutshell    
ISBN: 9780314194893. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $42.00