Nashville School of Law


Domestic Trial Practice

At least one course of the trial practice series must be taken, typically third year

This course is designed to take the student from the initial client interview all the way through a divorce trial. Students will learn how to conduct an interview with a potential client, access the client’s goals and provide objective advice. You will be taken through the discovery process, both written and oral. Topics will include types of written discovery, depositions, responding to discovery, pretrial motions, use of experts, and requests for injunctive relief. You will engage in mock interviews and mock depositions; prepare and participate in a mock mediation and finally, you will prepare for and participate in a trial which will include opening statements, examination of witnesses, and closing argument.


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Honorable R.E. Lee Davies, Phil Newman


Third Year