Civil Rights Litigation Drafting

Based on a hypothetical fair housing case, this course is designed to teach students how to draft documents common to civil rights cases.  The course is of special interest to students who are contemplating a career in civil rights law, but it also trains students in general civil litigation drafting skills.  Students draft pleadings, discovery requests and responses, letters to clients, settlement agreements, and summary judgment motion papers.  This offering differs from Civil Litigation Drafting only in being more specialized in its substantive focus; students may not take both courses for credit.

Important: A student may enroll in only one Advanced Legal Writing course each semester. Further, a student may not repeat any advanced Legal Writing course (all sections of Commercial Drafting and I.P. Drafting count as the same course). None of the drafting courses satisfies the writing requirement.

Credits: 2 or 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? Yes