The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Main menu:

Fall 2014 - Texas Insurance Litigation

Kincaid, Mark L

 Credit Hours: 2 Course ID: 269P Unique # 29415
DaysTimeLocation
T3:45 - 5:35 pmTNH 3.126
Exam Type  Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Floating
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
The course gives a detailed analysis of the role of insurance in litigation, and consumers' rights and remedies in insurance disputes. 

We will focus on practical applications of substantive law, covering:  insurance coverage; actionable conduct; statutory and common law theories; standing; persons and entities that may be liable; remedies; defenses; pre-suit considerations; pleadings; discovery; trial tactics; and ethics.

We discuss the politics and philosophy of the tort system and the interplay of insurance.

We learn about effective advocacy -- how to problem solve for clients and advocate in trial, mediation, and appeal.

Woven through the course are issues of insurance law, contract analysis, tort law, statutory remedies, ethics, client relations, pretrial procedure, trial advocacy, and strategy. 

Textbooks
Understanding Insurance Law - Robert Jerry
  Lexis, edition: 4th
    (optional)