Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Courses in this area help prepare students to represent clients in resolving civil disputes through litigation and other dispute-resolution processes. Litigation courses cover pretrial procedures as well as trial skills; other courses develop skills in dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, and other processes.

All focused course work at UST Law consists of foundational courses that introduce the subject area, upper-level theory and practice courses that provide an academic background necessary for success, and experiential learning courses that provide students with the chance to apply their learning in simulations or outside the classroom.

The Supervised Research and Writing course (independent study), the Mentor Externship program, and the public service requirements can also be used to support focused course work

Foundational Courses

(Offered once or more yearly)

Civil Procedure (Required)
Evidence (Required)

Upper Level Theory and Practice Courses

Administrative Law* Complex Litigation
Advanced Legal Research Conflict of Laws
Advanced Torts Ethical Leadership in Litigation
Arbitration Law and Practice Litigation with the Federal Government
Civil Pretrial Litigation* Federal Jurisdiction
Civil Procedure II Remedies
*course offered at least yearly.

Experiential Learning Courses

(Offered yearly unless otherwise indicated)

Advanced Civil Procedure:  Discovery
Advanced Trial Advocacy
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Client Interviewing and Counseling
Clinic:  Elder Law Practice Group
Clinic:  Immigration Law
Judicial Externship
Moot Court Competition
Trial Advocacy