A successful lawyer—whether a litigator or not—must master skills associated with the trial, negotiation, settlement, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution—includ
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
A successful lawyer—whether a litigator or not—must master skills associated with the trial, negotiation, settlement, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution—including international dispute resolution. The George Washington Law School’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program challenges students to develop and enhance the lawyering skills required for effective representation in today’s complex practice of law while giving them opportunities to put those skills into action.
GW Law is dedicated to providing comprehensive instruction in professional skills and values, including academic opportunities in and outside the classroom for Juris Doctor degree candidates and an advanced course of graduate study in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Master of Laws Program. The curriculum complements the theoretical study of the law with actual experience in interviewing clients; drafting, preparing, and filing pleadings and motions; investigating facts; appearing before government agencies; mediating; arbitrating; and conducting trials before judges and juries. All this takes place in the heart of the Washington, DC legal community, just minutes away from dozens of important national and international organizations. That close proximity means GW Law students not only learn professional legal skills but also use them in meaningful ways....
The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advo
The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, combines a rigorous academic component and a breadth of practical litigation training. The Program offers an array of courses, externships, and opportunities to pursue legal scholarship and gain teaching experience. Important focuses of the Advocacy LL.M. Program are the use of modern technology in litigation and the training of ethical trial lawyers. The Program's innovative curriculum will aid graduates in preparation for all aspects of litigation.
The Advocacy LL.M. is designed to provide students maximum flexibility. It was developed to take into account the differing needs and interests of students and practitioners. Program participants may select an individualized curriculum from a list of 17 core trial advocacy courses and 40 litigation-based courses. Every student must complete the Advanced Trial Advocacy and Ethics for Trial Lawyers courses before receiving their LL.M. degree. To be awarded the LL.M. degree, a student is required to earn at least 24 credits while pursuing study on a full or part-time basis....