Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation



David Babbe

Interim Director for Clinical Programs
Adjunct Faculty


Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation B.A. UC Irvine, 1978
J.D. UCLA, 1981
babbe@law.ucla.edu

Biography | Courses

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.


Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Babbe / Skye Donald 13F 700 LEC 1 TR 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
TR 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
TR 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
TR 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
4.0 No No
David Babbe / Deirdre Lanning 14S 700 LEC 1 MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4.0 No No
  Law 700: Possible enrollment from the waitlist will be by application and prefeerence will be given to 3Ls. Students interested should submit the following info to babbe@law.ucla.edu. by 4 pm Monday, 12/2/2013: Name, UID, email, phone no.,class year, reason for interest in Law 700, and relevant education or work experience.

Categories: Civil Litigation; Con Law, Govt, & Public Policy; Skills Courses;