Litigation, Graduate CertificateView Checksheet
Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 8.00
Minimum Total Hours: 21
Program Code: G081
The Litigation Graduate Certificate provides a firm foundation in the law that governs litigation and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to law coursework, students will take part in experiential learning, gain professional skills, and hone their public speaking and writing skills.
Full-time JD degree-candidate OU Law students are eligible to receive the certificate at graduation conditioned upon the successful completion of the requirements outlined below.
- Students must maintain a B average (8.0 on a 12.0 scale) in courses taken in satisfaction of the requirements of Section A.
- Classes chosen to satisfy requirements in Sections A and B must total at least 16 hours.
|LAW 5520||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2-3|
|LAW 5530||Civil Pretrial Litigation||2-3|
|LAW 6410||Trial Techniques||2-3|
|Choose at least two of the following menu courses:||6|
|Conflict of Law|
|Total Credit Hours||12-15|
Section B Experiential Education
|Students must participate in one of the following activities either for credit or as an extra-curricular activity:||1-4|
Approved external advocacy competition
One semester of Civil or Criminal Clinic
Approved externship or internship
|Total Credit Hours||1-4|
Section C Professional Skills1
|LAW 5003||Argumentation and Public Speaking for Lawyers||3|
|LAW 5000||Professional Writing for Litigators||2|
|Total Credit Hours||5|
The credit earned in these courses cannot be counted toward the 90 hours required for the J.D.
Section D Professional Development
- Students must attend at least two Judicial Insight Roundtables or CDO Lunch and Learns relating to Litigation practice offered at lunch time in the law school during the 3L year. These lunch time roundtables will involve magistrates, judges, and justices discussing their professional experiences.