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Drafting a Complaint

In this lesson, you are presented with a hypothetical defamation case and instructed to compose a complaint for a diversity action in federal court.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Write a complaint.
2. Distinguish between sample paragraphs and select the best ones for the complaint.
3. Compose a complaint which pleads grounds for jurisdiction.
4. List the elements of the claim at the proper level of generality.
5. Recall how to avoid superfluity or violation of Rule 11.

Lesson Completion Time

2 hours
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Lesson ID

CIV01