Pretrial Practice follows the management of a civil lawsuit from establishing an attorney-client relationship through a settlement conference. The emphasis is on the strategies and tactics of litigation and solving real-world pretrial problems. Students will be assigned to represent either a plaintiff or a defendant in a simulated case. The class sessions are a combination of lecture and practice exercises. Students are expected to, among other tasks, interview a witness, take a deposition, prepare a motion, and participate in a settlement conference. Because of the small class size, individual critique is possible. It is helpful to have taken civil procedure and evidence before enrolling in this course.