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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PA 141 - Civil Practice for Medical Professionals

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the law of Civil Practice and Procedures in New York and its relationship to certain areas of Substantive Law.  This is accomplished by a careful review of the NY Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) and how it applies to Torts, Personal Injury and Medical Negligence cases. 

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:


  • explain the structure of the Federal and New York State court systems; 
  • describe the significance of procedural rules in advancing civil law claims in the American legal system;
  • identify the source of procedural rules in the New York State court systems, including the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR); and 
  • define the basic procedural rules that apply to all phases of a typical civil case, with special emphasis on personal injury and medical negligence. 

F/S (C)