Using Expert Witnesses and Consultants to Convey Complex Information

Class Information Spring 2022

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 42185
  • Meets: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:40 pm - 8:10 pm
  • Location: 210
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  • Course Description
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Michelle Galloway

Adjunct Professor

Using Expert Witnesses and Consultants to Convey Complex Information

Certificate(s): High Tech Law

Course Description:

This course will blend substantive legal knowledge with the practical application of skills attorneys need to effectively present complex information to others, such as clients, other attorneys, judges, and juries. The course emphasizes skills such as the analysis of a factual record and assessment of expert witness opinions. It will be of particular interest to students who plan to practice in areas that commonly involve expert witnesses and/or complex information, such as IP transactions, patent litigation, regulatory work (e.g., drafting/interpreting regulations or legislation), consumer/tort litigation, securities litigation, corporate litigation, and cases involving economic damages. Grades will be based on a variety of written work product and in-class exercises, such as depositions, Daubert motions, and mock court proceedings, and class participation and professionalism.

Class Notes:

Experiential Course

This course will blend substantive legal knowledge with the practical application of skills attorneys need to effectively present complex information to others, such as clients, other attorneys, judges, and juries. The course emphasizes skills such as the analysis of a factual record and assessment of expert witness opinions. It will be of particular interest to students who plan to practice in areas that commonly involve expert witnesses and/or complex information, such as IP transactions, patent litigation, regulatory work (e.g., drafting/interpreting regulations or legislation), consumer/tort litigation, securities litigation, corporate litigation, and cases involving economic damages.

This course is of general applicability and should be helpful to anyone interested in expert witnesses and strategies lawyers can use for presenting complex information.  The case file used for the simulations concerns trademark infringement and includes expert materials related to liability and damages, but students do not need to have any prior knowledge of trademark law or technology to take the course.  Grades will be based on a variety of written work product and in-class exercises, such as depositions, Daubert motions, and mock court proceedings, and class participation and professionalism.