LAW 212 Advanced Litigation (3)

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite(s): Paralegal program major; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 111; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 203. Prerequisites may be waived by instructor or Program director.

Comment: LAW 212 may not be audited. LAW 212 was formerly LAW 250C.

This course advanced topics in assisting the trial attorney in civil litigation, including complex litigation, in the Hawai’i State and Federal courts. Specific areas of coverage include expert witnesses, medical malpractice, products liability, class actions, and construction litigation, with an emphasis on the role of the paralegal.

Course Syllabus
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Aloha, I’m Ben Carroll. I teach Law 212, Advanced Litigation at Kapi`olani Community College. This will be of interest to you if you’ve already completed Litigation LAW 111, or if you have experience in the area. So we’ll be building on that but we’ll be looking at more complex issues such as medical malpractice, construction litigation, products liability. We’ll be looking at how to deal with voluminous documents coming into these kinds of cases, how to deal with expert witnesses. Again, a little more complex cases to focus on what’s of interest and is handled by paralegals and we’ll teach you how to provide practical assistance to trial attorneys in interviewing trial, appeal, and other litigation processes. So I think you’ll find this interesting, very useful and dare I say it, a pretty fun class. Aloha!