Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

422: Federal Litigation Practice

Credit Hours




A significant portion of federal litigation occurs prior to the filing of a dispositive motion or a trial. This course will explore complex areas of federal litigation that are likely to result in a hearing before a federal judge. Each week, during the first part of the class, the students will explore a different area of substantive law involving frequently litigated topics in federal court such as attorney/client privilege, review of electronic evidence, use and scope of protective orders, and motions to compel. The second half of each class will involve the "litigants" presenting their arguments to the Court based on fact scenarios given to the litigants the prior week. The course is taught by federal judge, Hon. Virginia M. Kendall, and will take place in her courtroom in the Dirksen Federal Building. (Kendall)