Personal injury litigation continues to be a mainstay of active trial dockets. Of all the various categories of civil litigation court cases filed, personal injury and wrongful death cases constitute one of the categories most likely to be tried to a jury, and it is one of the categories most likely to be encountered by individual clients. Students interested in the personal injury field of practice may want to consider combining this professional track with General Civil Litigation, with Family Law Practice, or with Criminal Law Practice, depending on the direction of future practice plans. The Personal Injury Litigation Professional Track qualifies as a foundation track for the Special Distinction in Litigation.
Personal Injury Litigation Required Courses (15 hours)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (2hrs) 9247
Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227
Federal Courts (3hrs) 9323
Healthcare Litigation (2hrs) 9277
Insurance Law (3hrs) 9341
Personal Injury Trial Law (1hr) 9174
Products Liability (2hrs) 9258
Personal Injury Litigation Electives (at least 2 hours from the following courses)
Advanced Discovery Managment (3hrs)
Negotiation Settlement and Practice (2hrs) 9290
Trial Advocacy: Beginning Advocacy Skills (2hrs) 9220
Trial Advocacy: Advanced Trial Preparation (2hrs) 9263
Contact Professors Fraley, Wren or Powell for additional information.