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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Discovery in Civil Litigation (LIT-301)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the goals behind the discovery rules and the timing of the discovery process; apply appropriate privileges and other limitations that can be used to shield information from discovery requests; identify information subject to mandatory disclosure rules; explain how Rule 26 of the federal rules of civil procedure works to mandate disclosures from the parties in litigation; differentiate between types of depositions and their purposes; and apply the rules governing various discovery devices, including depositions, requests for production and interrogatories.


This course focuses on the discovery process in civil litigation, by which parties conduct their investigations and find evidence to be used at trial. Instruction  covers the goals behind the discovery rules and the timing of the process and  also highlights the various available discovery processes, such as depositions, interrogatories, and requests for production. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Technology. Civil Procedure, Insurance Investigations, or Civil Aspects of Law Enforcement (6/21).