The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

LLM in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

Whether you plan to pursue a position with a firm or strike out on your own, your success depends on the skills you bring to the courtroom. The LLM in Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution immerses you in skills training that can’t be acquired in the traditional classroom. Each course has been created to prepare you for practice through hands-on exercises and simulations, while focusing on multiple aspects of trial advocacy and dispute resolution — less theory and more practice.

Requirements

LLM in Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution candidates must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, candidates select elective courses specific to your areas of interest.

Our program attracts recent law graduates and practicing attorneys who desire a better understanding of trial advocacy and dispute resolution. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full-time and completed over two semesters or completed part-time in less than five years.

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Proposed Schedule

Summer Session
Negotiation Theory & Practice in Primarily Pretrial Scenarios (2 Credits)
Fall Semester
Litigation Technology (3)
Expert Witnesses (2)
Trial Advocacy Elective (3)
ADR Elective (3)
Spring Semester
Advanced Scientific Evidence (3)
Models of Dispute Resolution (2)
Trial Advocacy Elective (3)
ADR Elective (3)

This proposed schedule is based on a one-year degree track. LLM in Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution candidates must complete their degree within five years.

Curriculum