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USC Gould School of Law

Fact Investigation and Discovery     LAW-683

Civil litigators spend significant time conducting pretrial investigation of the facts of a case and developing evidence. Effective pretrial advocacy requires thorough investigation of the facts of a case through interviewing clients and witnesses, conducting and responding to formal methods of written and documentary discovery, including e-discovery, and taking and defending party and third-party depositions. This course will expose students to the fundamentals of fact investigation and discovery in the context of a single case from the initial client interview through depositions.

Units 2, 3
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type None
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes
Enrollment Limit 15

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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