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Grading Basis: Graded
This course is an introduction to the principles and rules of civil procedure governing state and federal courts. Topics include: subject matter jurisdiction; territorial jurisdiction; venue, prejudgment remedies; pleadings; discovery; disposition without trial (summary judgment, settlements); right to jury trial; direct verdicts and new trials; judgments and res judicata; and alternate dispute resolution (ADR). The relationship between state and federal court systems will also be analyzed.