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Day One: Civil Practice Lab |

Day One: Civil Practice Lab is designed to take students from client intake through to the eve of trial, simulating the research, analysis, drafting, and verbal argument that lawyers encounter every day in civil cases. Through the course, students learn about the practical aspects of running a firm, valuing cases, and managing client and firm expectations. They also learn how to draft memoranda, disclosures, discovery, motions and mediation statements, while practicing the skills of examining witnesses, negotiating, and oral argument through mock depositions, mediation, and evidentiary hearings. The classes provide a procedurally chronological picture of a civil case and weave throughout practical considerations and application of the rules of professional conduct. In short, the class prepares students to practice on day one of their new career.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: N/A
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208