Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

This suggested course track is intended for students who expect to practice in the area of civil litigation and dispute resolution.  Although litigation remains the traditional means of dispute resolution, courts and private means increasingly are turning to “alternative” forms of dispute resolution.  Therefore, attorneys who practice in the litigation field must be familiar not only with the procedural rules that govern civil litigation, but also with the substantive knowledge and practice skills that are necessary to effective representation of clients in all forms of dispute resolution.

Please note that elective course offerings vary from year-to-year and not all listed courses will be offered every semester.  Course offerings for each semester or session will be included in the registration material for that semester or session. For course descriptions, please check the Academic Catalog.  An asterisk denotes a required course.

Core Courses

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Procedure I & II*
  • Equity & Equitable Remedies
  • Evidence*

Other Key Electives

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Damages
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers Compensation

Skills Courses

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Externships (especially Judicial)
  • Interviewing, Negotiation, and Counseling
  • Legal Research Boot Camp
  • Mediation
  • Pleadings and Practice
  • Pretrial Practice/Fundamentals of Pretrial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Trial Advocacy

Related and Advanced Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty
  • Advanced Civil Procedure/Aviation Law
  • Advanced Evidence
  • Civil Tax Procedure & Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • E-Discovery
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Supreme Court Seminar
  • Toxic and Mass Torts