Litigation and Dispute Resolution
BU Law offers a wide variety of opportunities to gain litigation experience that clarifies and enhances the theory and "black-letter law" of the classroom. Students wishing to capitalize on these offerings may choose to pursue a concentration in litigation and dispute resolution.
The concentration requires completion of class work, participation in a clinical program and a substantial paper on a litigation or dispute resolution topic. You will earn 21 credits and complete seven courses in the concentration program, including one of several clinical programs:
- Civil Litigation Program
- Criminal Clinical Program
- Judicial Externship Program
- Participation in any other externship program at a litigation-based placement
For more information on the concentration, please explore these pages:
Beyond the concentration, we encourage aspiring litigators to participate in BU Law's other opportunities to learn practical skills and gain professional experience. These include: the Trial Advocacy Program; Negotiation and Client Counseling Competitions; Moot Court Competitions; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys student branch; Criminal Justice Society; and the Public Interest Project.