Minimum Total Hours Required
- A student must take a total of at least 26 hours in approved courses. Approved courses are those listed as "Required Courses," "Grouped Required Courses" and "Elective Courses".
- No more than three hours of required upper-level courses, (including those used by the student to satisfy the UCC or Jurisprudence requirement) may count toward the required 26 hours.
- A course (including Law 746) used to satisfy the student's writing requirement (see below) may be counted toward the total hours requirement even if it is also used to satisfy the student's Research and Writing Requirement.
- Each student in the program must complete a written project, approved by an emphasis area supervisor, on a topic dealing directly with litigation.
- The written project must be of a scope and quality that would satisfy the law school's research and writing requirement for a J.D. degree.
- The written project may satisfy both the program's requirement and the J.D. requirement.
Practical Skills Component
All students in the program must take at least two of the following courses:
Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation Drafting
Appellate Advocacy II
Appellate Advocacy III
Appellate Advocacy IV
Trial Advocacy I
Trial Advocacy II
Trial Advocacy III
- Each student in the program must participate in at least one, half-day, non-credit workshop on ethical issues for litigators.
- Workshops will be organized by the program advisers and conducted by faculty, practicing lawyers, or judges.
- Each student in the program must participate in at least one, half-day, non-credit workshop on research materials and sources frequently consulted by litigators on issues directly related to the litigation process.
- Workshops will be organized by the program advisers and the librarians. They will be conducted by faculty, librarians, practicing lawyers or judges.
Supervising and Advising Component
- Each student in the program will be assigned an emphasis area adviser.
- Each student in the program must meet with his or her adviser not less than twice a semester.