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LAW 060 v00 : Civil Litigation Practice

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Druthers submitted by: ccb33
2020-21 Year-Long Course
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
ccb33 Bird, C. Coleman
russelp Russell-Hunter, Peregrine
LAW 060 v00: Civil Litigation Practice
Civil Litigation Practice
W 8:30-10:30a
Special Requirement


Prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence no later than the Fall 2020 semester.


Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Skills or Civil Litigation Practice: From the Complaint to the Courthouse Steps.

There is a course materials fee for this course, which covers outside vendor materials purchased on behalf of all enrolled students (these materials are distributed as part of the course’s in-class assignments and exercises). This fee is posted to your student account in August (for Fall courses) or December (for Spring courses), or as soon as you are enrolled in the course, whichever is later. Students who drop the course will be refunded the amount. Students approved to withdraw will not be refunded.

FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. Enrolled students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain enrolled. Waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain eligible to be admitted off the waitlist.

Students may not withdraw from this class after the add/drop period ends without the permission of the professor.

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Personal Information


A.B., magna cum laude, Williams College; J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School. Professor Bird, now retired, previously served as Senior Trial Counsel in the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He was lead counsel for the United States in a series of complex cases in the United States Court of Federal Claims relating to government contract cost accounting issues. Professor Bird serves as co-Program Director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's annual Washington, D.C. deposition skills program for practicing attorneys, and also teaches at NITA's basic trial skills program. He has organized and presented programs on electronic discovery issues for the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association and for Department of Justice attorneys. He also serves on hearing committees of the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility that hear and decide attorney misconduct cases. As a former member and president of the Federal American Inn of Court, he developed and organized programs on advocacy skills, professionalism, ethics, and civility.

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