The Honorable Patricia A. Sullivan
The Honorable Patricia A. Sullivan is a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, District of Rhode Island. She was appointed in 2012. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was a partner with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP (formerly Edwards & Angell, LLP and Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge, LLP).
She was the recipient of the 2014 Federal Bar Association’s Elaine R. “Boots” Fisher Public Service Award given annually to one lawyer in the United States for “exemplary community, public and charitable service” and the 2013 Ronald McDonald House of Providence Award for “Exceptional Leadership in Our Community.”
LAW.827Discovery: Unpacking Civil Pretrial PracticeClick to Open
This two-credit course will provide intensive, hands-on instruction in pretrial discovery practice in civil litigation. Working with a simulated case in the federal courts system, students will engage in each of the stages of civil discovery, from planning a discovery strategy, to submitting and arguing a discovery motion, to taking a mock deposition. The class will also include discussion of the policies and values reflected in American civil discovery approach, as well as key ethical issues that frequently arise in the discovery practice.