Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

418: Pre-Trial Litigation (Murphy)

Credit Hours




This course integrates a theoretical and practical approach to the pretrial components of litigation.  Students gain an understanding of the purpose of pleadings, pretrial motions, depositions, and settlement conferences, and extend their knowledge through practical experience.  The second portion of the course complements the courses in trial practices by investigating the psychology of courtroom communication and its related effects.  Overall, students should develop a more well-rounded perspective of the pretrial aspects of litigation. (Murphy)