The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

The JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution provides degree candidates career distinction in litigation and dispute resolution by developing practical mediation and courtroom-ready skills. In addition to designated coursework, degree candidates seeking the JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution will benefit from completing an approved clinic and/or externship (requiring a 711 license) that hones the candidate's practical courtroom experience.

Requirements

Degree candidates interested in enhancing their career opportunities with the JD Concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution must complete a minimum of 15 credits, including 2 experiential learning credits, and must graduate with a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in trial advocacy and dispute resolution coursework.

Students who matriculated prior to August 16, 2019, and are pursuing a JD certificate are subject to certificate requirements in place when they first enrolled, provided they complete those requirements within the time limit for JD degree completion and do not interrupt their enrollment without formal approval. JD certificate requirements in effect prior to August 2019 are available on eCommons; students should consult their degree audit for further information.

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Proposed Schedule

Year One
Required JD Courses (29 Credits)
Year Two, First Semester
Civil Procedure II (3)
Constitutional Law II (3)
Evidence (4)
Lawyering Skills III: Herzog Moot Court Competition (1)
Professional Responsibility (3)
Alternative Means of Dispute Resolution (2)
Year Two, Second Semester
Trial Advocacy (3)
ADR-Section Electives (12)
Year Three, First Semester
Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting (2)
Advanced Trial Advocacy (3)
Externship (2)
Center-Related Electives (8)
Year Three, Second Semester
Center-Related Electives (15)

Curriculum

Trial Advocacy Courses

Students must complete at least two courses from the following list:

Dispute Resolution Courses

Students must complete at least two courses from the following list:

†Concentration candidates interested in these opportunities should contact the Center.

Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.