S.J. Quinney College of Law


Certificate in Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Program Purpose

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental aspects of the civil justice system in the United States, including alternatives to dispute resolution other than litigation, with a focus on the substantive legal and policy issues presented by and in that system, as well as relevant evidentiary, procedural, and constitutional frameworks for the law.
  • Develop fundamental skills needed by the modern civil litigator, including at the trial and appellate levels as well as through alternate forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.
  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of the overall governance system in which the U.S. civil litigation system rests, both for state and federal law, either by specializing in a particular area of litigation or ADR study or by taking a breadth of courses in this area.