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Commercial Litigation Strategy (Baylson)
Fall 2020   LAW 954-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
R 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Silverman Hall 240B

Michael M. Baylson

Adjunct Professor of Law

Additional Information
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Remote access is via




The course includes case studies of categories of litigation and the types of relief that plaintiffs seek, including damages, injunctive relief, declaratory judgments, and class actions. Experienced litigators will be guest speakers. Students will be expected to read cases assigned and participate in class discussions.

Generally, each class will have two separate segments. One segment will be discussion of the cases from the assigned reading, generally led by one of the students, subject to advance assignment. The discussion will focus on the contentions by counsel and the court’s decision, with an emphasis on strategic objectives and alternatives. The second segment will discuss a general litigation topic, usually with a guest speaker. The specific topics are listed above, but are subject to change.

There is no exam. The grade will be based on class participation (20%), one short paper (20%), and one long paper (60%).

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.