LEG203: Discovery and Investigation - 4 Hours
Prerequisites: LEG100, LEG117
Students will gain a working knowledge of the Illinois and Federal court systems, the sources of law, the stages of civil litigation (including pre- and post-trial procedures), alternative dispute resolution, the rules of civil procedure, subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, venue, statute of limitations, parties, and pleadings. Students will learn investigation skills in gathering information and evidence in a civil lawsuit. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the discovery process and will be able to prepare discovery devises and respond to discovery requests. Students will be required to draft complaints, answers, and motions. Students will be encouraged to develop a trial notebook and a settlement brochure.