Litigation

The Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study is designed for students who seek to develop their litigation skills during their time at the College of Law. Students may choose a general litigation focus or may choose to focus on either civil or criminal litigation skills. Students may elect to have their certificate of completion of the Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study indicate a civil emphasis, a criminal emphasis, or a general emphasis in litigation skills.

Required Courses

General Emphasis
  • Children's Justice Clinic or Civil and/or Criminal Clinic or Immigration Clinic
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Pretrial Litigation
  • Trial Advocacy
Civil Emphasis
  • Children's Justice Clinic or Civil Clinic or Immigration Clinic
  • Evidence
  • Pretrial Litigation
  • Trial Advocacy
Criminal Emphasis
  • Criminal Clinic
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Trial Advocacy



Team Participation

Satisfactory participation as a member of one of the following student competition teams may substitute for one of the specialized litigation skills:

  • National Trial Team
  • National Moot Court Team, or
  • Regional Client Counseling Team



Seminar

Students in the Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study are encouraged to complete at least one litigation-related paper in a senior level seminar.

Downloadable PDF Registration Form


Other Courses

Students must also take two of the following courses:

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy*
  • Advocacy in Mediation
  • Appellate Advocacy*
  • Capstone Course in Labor and Employment Law
  • Client Interviewing and Counseling
  • Construction Practice
  • Family Law Practice
  • Mediation
  • Negotiations