Litigation encompasses our formal court-based dispute resolution processes.
From honing your skills in legal strategy to mastering effective courtroom advocacy, OU Law’s litigation concentration provides the fundamentals for those pursuing a career in the courtroom. Learn the intricacies of pre-trial practice, courtroom trials, and post-trial and appellate practice for civil and criminal disputes.


While many practicing lawyers do not regularly engage in litigation, it is the primary, formal conflict resolution process for disputes arising under all law areas. OU Law’s curriculum prepares you to litigate by offering classes in all substantive law fields, including litigation-specific classes.

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

Areas-Specific Menu Courses Electives & Seminars Experiential & Other Courses More Experiential & Other Courses
Conflict of Laws
Federal Courts

Advanced Legal Research
Complex Litigation
Criminal Procedure: Adjudication



Advanced Legal Research
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Civil Clinic
Civil Pretrial Litigation
Criminal Defense Clinic
Interdisciplinary Training in Child Abuse & Neglect*
Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation
Litigation Skills
Supreme Court Theory and Practice
Trial Techniques

Advanced Torts
Administrative Law
Employment Law Seminar
Environmental Law
Family Law
First Amendment
Intellectual Property Survey


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