The Litigation Law Track is designed to prepare students academically and practically for litigation practice or other careers relating to dispute resolution. This track program is not a clinical program, but is based upon a belief that solid professional competence requires a sound understanding of the theory and institutions underlying dispute resolution. Accordingly, the specialized track courses focus on the processes of dispute resolution and lawyers' roles from an analytical perspective, as well as on practical advocacy skills. Approximately 25% of the 89 credits required for graduation must be in litigation law courses. The remaining course work of the track is outside litigation law, thereby ensuring students substantial breadth in their professional training.
Course requirements for the Litigation Law Track are found on the following pages, based on the year entering George Mason School of Law: