Lit Skills Course Registration, Syllabi, Schedule

Lit Skills Registration Process

The Litigation Skills department has a separate registration process which is done internally and completed earlier than regular law course registration. Students interested in taking Litigation Skills I cannot register online via CaneLink but must complete a registration form online and submit it to the Litigation Skills office by the posted registration deadline. The registration deadline is usually 2 days after the law course schedule has been released. Registration forms are processed according to a priority system depending on the semester. A list of students who were successfully enrolled in Litigation Skills I will be posted before students register for their other law classes.

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Priority System for Litigation Skills I

Fall Registration:

  • 3Ls registering for Litigation Skills in the Fall and committing to clinical placement in the Spring receive first priority
  • Graduating 3Ls receive second priority
  • 3Ls not committing to clinical placement receive third priority
  • If there is room, 2Ls committing to clinical placement receive priority and 2Ls not committing to clinical placement receive last priority

Spring Registration:

  • 2Ls registering for Litigation Skills in the Spring and committing to clinical placement in the Summer or following Fall receive first priority
  • Graduating 3Ls receive second priority
  • 2Ls not committing to a clinical placement receive third priority

Syllabus-Schedule

The Litigation Skills I course is comprised of weekly lectures supplemented by pretrial and trial workshops that each meet once a week. Grades are awarded on an honors/pass/fail basis. Final grades are determined based on student participation and performance in classroom simulations, as well as performance in a mid-semester bench trial and final jury trial.

Spring 2017 Litigation Skills I Syllabus
Spring 2017 Advanced Criminal Litigation Skills II Syllabus

For More Information

Visit the Lit Skills Office in A310, contact 305-284-2303, or e-mail litskill@law.miami.edu.

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