Advocacy Specialty Tracks
Baylor Law students have the opportunity to gain additional exposure by completing one or more of our specialty tracks in litigation. Students who excel in one or more of these specialty tracks may also receive special distinction.
Specialty tracks allow students to take a deep dive into particular practice areas normally gained through years of practice or by means of advanced legal studies. Baylor Law offers five specialty tracks in Advocacy.
Baylor Law's Specialty Tracks in Advocacy:
As commercial transactions and business operations become more complex, so do the disputes between the parties. Students interested in a career of litigating business or commercial lawsuits may pursue the Business Litigation Professional Track.
The Criminal Practice Professional Track is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to concepts, topics, and skills vital to criminal practitioners. Choosing this professional track provides students with a firm foundation for beginning a career in criminal law.
Fiduciary litigation is a significant and growing field of litigation that cuts across varying categories of litigated matters, including business disputes, estate and trust disputes, family law disputes, and disputes in numerous other substantive legal areas. Because fiduciary obligations arise in multiple ways, and because the existence of fiduciary duties can radically reshape the dynamics of litigation, fiduciary litigation has grown into its own specialization.
General Civil Litigation
The General Civil Litigation Professional Track provides students interested in litigation, whether as general civil practitioners or as lawyers specializing in a particular type of litigation, with a solid foundation in the procedural law necessary for any type of litigation practice.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property litigation is one of the most active trial specialties in the nation, and especially so in Texas. Students with a strong science or engineering background are particularly encouraged to consider this field.