LAW 280F LAW 280F. Civil Procedure. 2 Hours.
Introduction to the civil adjudicative process, primarily that of the federal courts, including jurisdiction, pleading, dispositive motions, discovery, and trial procedure. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Law 233, 333, 433, 533 and Law 280F, 380F, 480F, 580F may not both be counted.
The fields of inquiry in the following courses range from technical questions of specialized interests to general ones of great social concern. In each course, one aim is to qualify the student as a strategist and an advocate, equipped with the knowledge, insight, and skills to serve clients through advice, negotiation, and planning, as well as by representing them. Another aim is to qualify the student as a responsible member of a profession that, throughout the history of this nation, has been prominent in the resolution of social, economic, and political problems and has been profoundly concerned with the public welfare. Hence, every law course focuses on the need for creative solutions to conflicts between individuals and between individuals and society. This is as it should be, for the function of law is to serve as a catalyst that makes community life possible and a better society attainable.