Law of Civil Procedure

Civil procedure is the body of law that sets out the steps by which lawsuits are prosecuted. It teaches the mechanics how to present the case in its substance in the field of contracts, property, torts and other fields in the court of law. It teacher the students how to go through the various steps of commencing litigation, the different types of service of process, if necessary, types of pleadings and statements of case, motions or applications and orders available in civil cases, the rules of discovery and disclosure, the timing and manner of deposition taking, the use of interrogatories and other forms of discovery. The lecturer will explain the right to and conduct of a jury trial, also of court (judge only) trials, the process for judgement, the various appellate processes and different post-trial remedies available against the judgement of courts. Civil Procedure is one of the mandatory first-year law school topics in the United States and continues to carry great importance through the lifetime practice of any lawyer.