Fiduciary Litigation

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. The required courses for the Fiduciary Litigation Professional Track focus on the substantive areas of the law where fiduciary duties most commonly arise, in order to help students understand the origins and context of fiduciary obligations, as well as remedies for violations of fiduciary duties. The elective courses for the professional track are broader in nature, providing additional and somewhat more generalized litigation depth. This professional track qualifies as a foundation track for the Special Distinction in Litigation.


Fiduciary Litigation Required Courses (12 hours)

Administration of Estates (2hrs) 9235

Business Organizations 2 (3hrs) 9322

Business Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions (3hrs) 9319

Business Planning & Drafting (2hrs) 9292

Wealth Transfers (3hrs) 9332


Fiduciary Litigation Electives (at least 4 hours from this group)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (2hrs) 9247

Administration of Estates Capstone (1hr) 9132

Business Torts (3hrs) 9386

Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227

Federal Courts (3hrs) 9323

Trial Advocacy: Advanced Discovery Management (3hrs) 9353

Trial Advocacy: Advanced Trial Preparation (2hrs) 9263


Contact Professors Featherston, Miller, Wren, or Underwood for additional information.