Civil Litigation

As a civil litigator, you will advise clients who seek to resolve legal disputes between parties through the civil court system. Lawyers who practice civil litigation can have a widely diverse practice, or they can focus on a specific area of law.

If you know you want to focus on a specific area — patent litigation, for example — you can concentrate your legal study on patent-related courses and some of the litigation classes listed below. However, if you’re uncertain of a specific field or wish to engage in a wider litigation practice, it’s a good idea to get a broad basic education.

In general, good litigation training is a combination of substantive law diversity and some litigation courses, ​and not a transcript filled with nothing but litigation. Here are some of the courses to start building the foundation for your career in civil litigation.

Core Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Evidence

Recommended Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • ADR Survey: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Evidence Workshop
  • Civil Motions Workshop
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Complex Litigation/Class Actions
  • Courthouse Perspectives
  • Deposition Skills Workshop
  • Externships
  • Family Law and Benefits Clinic
  • Federal Courts
  • International Litigation
  • LARW III: Appellate Drafting
  • LARW III: Business Collections
  • LARW III: Litigation Drafting
  • Mock Trial Competition
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Negotiation Theory Practicum
  • Pretrial Motion Workshop
  • Remedies
  • Supreme Court Seminar
  • Texas Pretrial Procedure
  • Texas Trials and Appeals
  • Trial Advocacy Practicum