Prerequisites: Torts (Evidence recommended)
Students may take this course before or after Trial Advocacy.
Exclusion: Students taking this course may not also take PreTrial Advocacy and/or Litigation .
Combines coverage of substantive medical negligence concepts with focused pretrial workup and trial advocacy elements. Each of the elements overlaps the others so the students are taught an integrated practice area. The course is taught around a text, selected cases and a case file used for the advocacy component. Students will work-up and litigate a malpractice case. They will interview, draft pleadings and take discovery before applying what they have learned to trial component exercises and the final exercise of a complete trial.
Grade will be based on writing and skills performances, class participation, and attendance. No exam.