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Courses and Curriculum|College of Law

Civil Litigation Pathway

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The field of civil litigation includes many different types of law practice from solo practitioners to large firm commercial litigation to government practice on behalf of governmental agencies. Civil litigators represent parties in disputes in state and federal court, administrative tribunals, and, increasingly, in arbitration and mediation. A civil litigator may be an expert in specialized areas of law such as employment law, administrative law, securities regulation, or professional malpractice. This Pathway lists courses that would be useful in a wide range of civil practice, as well as some of the most common specialty areas. Students are encouraged to take courses that provide opportunities for both oral and written advocacy. In addition, students should develop skills in drafting civil litigation documents including pleadings, discovery requests, motions, interrogatories, jury instructions, and other related elements.

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