Environmental Litigation Workshop
About This Class
This course will provide students with intensive, practical experience with application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in the context of civil environmental litigation. Participating in either a plaintiff’s or defendant’s litigation team, students will follow each basic step in pretrial civil litigation under the FRCP, from complaint filing through discovery. Students will learn how to develop an overall case strategy; initiate a case in federal district court; draft and file pleadings; develop a case management plan and discovery plan; prepare for electronic discovery; attend a mock Rule 16 conference; prepare and respond to written and oral discovery; raise and resolve discovery disputes; prepare expert disclosures and take and defend experts in deposition. The example litigation in this class will focus on the Clean Air Act.