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Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Certificate Requirements

To receive certification in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, students must earn 22 credits in accordance witih the requirements listed below. However, if a student completes the Summer ILOTA Poverty Law Internship, the total number of credits required is reduced to 18. These requirements were updated in the Fall of 2014. Students graduating during 2014-2015 may choose to follow the previous requirements found in last year's checklist.

Required Courses (6 Credits) 
          Conflict of Laws - 3 credits
          Federal Courts and Jurisdiction - 3 credits
         
Advocacy Courses (1 course in each category)
          Pretrial:
               Pretrial Advocacy - 3 credits
          Trial:
               Mock Trial (National or AAJ) - 3 credits
               Trial Advocacy - 3 credits
          Appellate:
               Appellate Advocacy Internship - 3 credits
               Honors Judicial Internship - 6 credits
               Moot Court - ABA Competition - 2 credits
               Moot Court - Environmental Law Competition - 2 credits
               Moot Court - IP Competition - 2 credits
               Moot Court - National Competition - 2 credits
               Moot Court Supreme Court Day Competition - 2 credits

Client Representation Experience (1 course minimum) 
         
Children’s Rights Clinic - 4-6 credits 
          Elder Law Clinic - 4-6 credits 
          General Civil Practice Clinic - 4-6 credits  
          Juvenile Delinquency Clinic - 4-6 credits
          Summer IOLTA Poverty Law Internship*
            
Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credit minimum)
          Legal Interviewing and Counseling - 1-2 credits
          Mediation -2 credits
          Moot Court - Client Counseling -1 credit
          Moot Court - Negotiations -1 credit
          Negotiations - 2 credits

Advanced & Special Topic Courses (2 credits minimum)
          Moot Court - Arbitration - 1 credit
          Complex Litigation - 3 credits
          Constitutional Litigation - 3 credits
          Employment Discrimination Litigation - 3 credits
          Environmental Practice - 3 credits
          Intellecutual Property Litigation - 3 credits
          Products Liability - 3 credits
          Scientific and Expert Evidence - 2 credits
          Torts - Advanced Problems - 3 credits
          Workers Compensation - 2 credits


 
Last Modified: 10/15/2014 3:12:00 PM by Ann Van Hemert