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Motions & Litigation Practice is the last of the three required writing courses at MSL. For many students, it is the most important writing course because it introduces them to practical skills they will use throughout their careers. Our goal in this course is to ensure that students learn the basic litigation skills from filing a complaint, answering a complaint, filing motions to dismiss, drafting, serving, and responding to discovery documents, and drafting, serving, and responding to motions for summary judgment. Because repetition is the best teacher, students draft multiple documents so they understand the importance of knowing how to apply all the rules of court throughout their years in practice.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.
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