Law 700 - Pretrial Civil Litigation

Jason Light

Jason Light

Lecturer in Law
B.S. University of Illinois, 1996
J.D. UCLA, 1999
UCLA Faculty Since 2003
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.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
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
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 1
Moore et al. Depositions in a Nutshell  2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781634598958. REQUIRED $42.50