Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation encompasses the many ways that lawyers help their clients resolve disputes. It’s about much more than trials; civil litigators spend much of their time outside the courtroom. The civil litigation curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed at all stages of civil litigation, such as initiating a lawsuit; the pre-trial process (including discovery and dispositive motions practice); negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and settlement; trial; and appeals.
Careers in civil litigation come in all shapes and sizes. Litigators represent many different kinds of clients, from individuals to large corporations and governments. The topics with which civil litigators deal are even more varied; nearly any area of the law can make its way into civil litigation. Some civil litigators choose to specialize in a particular substantive area, while others have a more general practice. Although particularly valuable to civil litigator, the tools acquired in the civil litigation curriculum are of exceptional value to any lawyer.
Civil Procedure Pleading and Practice*
Civil Procedure Jurisdiction*
Civil Advocacy Clinic (formerly Legal Clinic)
Advanced Appellate Advocacy Seminar
Advanced Legal Clinic
Advanced Trial Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Conflict of Laws
Health Care Litigation
Pre-Trial Litigation Seminar
Other Student Opportunities
Trial Advocacy Team
* Courses Required for J.D. Degree