Expert Witness Workshop

Credits: 2.00

Prerequsites: Civil Procedure, Evidence

The use of expert witnesses in civil litigation has increased steadily over the last several decades, and has become one of the most important (and expensive) components of both pre-trial proceedings and trial. This course covers the theory and practice of the use of expert witnesses, ranging from initial consideration as to whether or not an expert is required, through testimony at trial. The course covers both federal and New York rules and cases. Assignments will include reviewing and drafting expert demands and responses, discovery motions involving expert disclosure (including, but not limited to, Frye/Daubert issues and in limine motions both before and during trial), and the oral presentation of motion arguments and evidentiary foundations.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Students are graded on drafting assignments and oral presentations.