LLM in Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Co-directors: A. Robinson, S. Saltzburg

All candidates for the LLM degree must complete a total of 24 credit hours, including course work that satisfies the written work requirement. Those working towards a specialized degree must complete the minimum required number of hours in courses listed below for that program. Related courses are recommended for the remaining course work.


Courses

24 credits from the following courses are required, although students may substitute 6 hours in other courses with permission of the program director.

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy (6675)
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (6676)
  • Pre-Trial Practice in Civil Cases (6677)
  • Ethics in Adjudication and Settlement (6678)
  • Advanced Evidence (6679)
  • The American Jury (6680)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management Systems Design (6681)
  • International Dispute Resolution (6682)
  • The College of Trial Advocacy (6683)
  • Pre-Trial Practice in Criminal Cases (6684)
  • Arbitration (6685)

Because the courses in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution program are evaluated solely on the basis of the student’s performance in class, regular class attendance is required and is necessary for successful work in Law 6675 through 6685. Students should consult the syllabus for each course for information on the instructor’s expectations relating to participation and attendance. Upon the instructor’s finding that a student’s class participation or attendance has been deficient, and after the instructor first attempts to communicate with the student, a grade of No Credit (NC) will be entered unless the student can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the program directors that the absences were for good reason and beyond the student’s control. In such a case, the student will be withdrawn administratively from the course. In all other cases, the grade of NC will remain on the record, though the student will continue to have the option of repeating the course at its next offering by registering and paying tuition.

The law school’s broad curriculum provides unparalleled opportunities for students to develop litigation and dispute resolution skills and simultaneously to increase knowledge in a substantive area of law, such as environmental, intellectual property, health, or government procurement law. The directors of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program encourage students to consider using 6 of their 24 required hours in substantive or other litigation-related courses.

Courses related to Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Criminal Law (6210)
  • Civil Procedure I (6212)
  • Civil Procedure II (6213)
  • Introduction to Advocacy (6217)
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics (6218)
  • Evidence (6230)
  • Advanced Evidence Seminar (6231)
  • Complex Litigation (6236)
  • Remedies (6238)
  • Litigation with the Federal Government (6240)
  • Appellate Practice (6246)
  • Scientific Evidence Seminar (6248)
  • Civil Procedure Seminar (6249)
  • Admiralty (6293)
  • Modern Real Estate Transactions (6330)
  • Criminal Procedure (6360)
  • Adjudicatory Criminal Procedure (6362)
  • White Collar Crime (6364)
  • Criminal Tax Litigation (6365)
  • Computer Crime (6369)
  • Forensic Science (6370)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure Seminar (6379)
  • Antitrust Law (6402)
  • Congressional Investigations Seminar (6420)
  • Lawyers, Lobbying, and the Law (6421)
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts (6449)
  • Environmental Negotiations (6458)
  • Environmental Crimes (6464)
  • Environmental Crimes Project (6465)
  • Environmental Legislation Project (6467)
  • Environmental Lawyering (6469)
  • The Federal Circuit (6477)
  • Patent Appellate Practice (6483)
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S. International Trade Commission (6489)
  • Government Contracts Advocacy (6505)
  • International Litigation (6528)
  • Immigration Law I (6538)
  • Immigration Law II (6539)
  • International Criminal Law (6554)
  • International Arbitration (6556)
  • International Negotiations (6558)
  • Human Rights Lawyering (6568)†
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics Seminar (6599)
  • Consumer Mediation Clinic (6620)
  • Public Justice Advocacy Clinic (6622)
  • Prisoner and Reentry Clinic (6623)
  • Family Justice Litigation Clinic (6624)
  • Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Services Clinic (6625)
  • Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic (6626)
  • Immigration Clinic (6630)
  • Health Rights Law Clinic (6631)
  • International Human Rights Clinic (6633)
  • Law Students in Court — Civil Division (6634)
  • Intensive Clinical Placement (6638)
  • Law Students in Court — Criminal Division (6639)
  • Trial Advocacy (6640)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition (6642)
  • Pre-Trial Advocacy (6643)
  • Mock Trial Competition (6645)
  • Mediation (6646)
  • Client Interviewing and Counseling (6650)
  • Advanced Appellate Advocacy (6653)
  • Advanced Field Placement (6667)
  • Field Placement (6668)
  • Public Interest Lawyering (6670)
  • Government Lawyering (6671)
  • The Art of Lawyering (International) (6672)
  • Field Placement Tutorial (6673)
  • Human Rights Advocacy and Dissemination (6830)†
  • European Intellectual Property Law (6852)*
  • Military Justice (6873)
  • Comparative Military Law (6874)

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