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Litigation

Litigation is typically the first and foremost thing the public likely thinks that lawyers engage in on a daily basis. OU Law provides a foundational preparation for those students wishing to pursue litigation.

The Juris Doctor Program

Litigation encompasses our formal court-based dispute resolution processes, including pre-trial practice, courtroom trials and other adjudications, and post-trial and appellate practice for both civil and criminal disputes. While many practicing lawyers do not regularly engage in litigation, litigation is the primary, formal conflict resolution process for disputes that arise under all areas of the law.

OU Law’s curriculum prepares students to litigate by offering classes in all fields of substantive law, and in litigation-specific classes.

In addition to the traditional classroom experience, students experience various simulation courses such as Civil Pre-Trial Litigation, Trial Techniques, Civil Appellate Procedure, and Alternate Dispute Resolution. The litigation curriculum then culminates in our live-client Civil Clinic and Criminal Defense Clinic classes.

Faculty

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Donald T. Bogan Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor

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Rodney L. Cook Adjunct Professor

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Steven S. Gensler W. DeVier Pierson Professor of Law

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Jaye Mendros Adjunct Professor

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Roger Michalski Associate Professor of Law

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Amy Pepper Assistant Professor of Clinical Education

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Theodore Roberts Professor Emeritus

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Connie S. Smothermon Director of Competitions

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Rebekah C. Taylor Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education

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Chris A. Tytanic Adjunct Professor

Updated 08/01/2017 by OU Law: lawcommunications@ou.edu

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