Courses

Advanced LL.M Courses

LAW 915 - Ethics for Trial Lawyers (2 credits) and one of the following:

LAW 984 - Advanced Trial Advocacy: Homicide Prosecution (2 credits)

LAW 984A - Advanced Trial Advocacy: Challenges and Obligations of a Prosecutor (3 credits)

LAW 969 - Trial Advocacy: Evidentiary Foundations and Objections (3 credits)

LAW 878 - Advanced Trial Advocacy: Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony

Electives

The law school makes all reasonable efforts to offer the following electives on a periodic basis, but cannot guarantee that each course will be available to all students who wish to take it during their enrollment in the Adovcacy LL.M. Program. More precise information on the courses offered in a particular semester is available from the WCL Registrar (in person or online) during preregistration and general registration periods.

Criminal Trial Advocacy
LAW 694 - Criminal Trial Advocacy (3 credits)
LAW 860 - Criminal Defense: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
LAW 882 - The Role of the Federal Prosecutor (2 credits)
LAW 732 - Sentencing, Sanctions, and Corrections (2 credits)
LAW 740 - Post-conviction Remedies (3 credits)
LAW 754 - Alexandria, Virginia Public Defender Supervised Externship (3 credits)
LAW 795 - Trial Advocacy: Criminal Defense Externship Seminar (1 credit)

Civil Trial Advocacy
LAW 695 - Civil Trial Advocacy (3 credits)
LAW 649 - Pre-Trial Litigation (2 credits)
LAW 706 - Advanced Civil Procedure - Complex Litigation (2 credits)
LAW 921 - Advanced Lawyering Skills (2 credits)
LAW 893 - Global Public Interest Practice (2 credits)
LAW 675 - Transnational Litigation (3 credits)
LAW 673 - Remedies (3 credits)

Advocacy - General (Criminal and/or Civil Trial Advocacy)
LAW 913 - Trial Advocacy: Litigating in the High-Tech Courtroom (2 credits)
LAW 994 - Litigating in the Digital Age: eDiscovery (2 credits)
LAW 847 - Appellate Courts and Advocacy (2-3 credits)
LAW 643 - Fed Courts (3-4 credits)
LAW 738 - International Courts (3 credits)
LAW 795 - Advanced Seminar: Case Studies in Ethical Challenges for Government Attorneys

Advocacy - Specialized
LAW 716 - Environmental Litigation (2 credits)
LAW 855 - Patent Prosecution (2 credits)
LAW 812 - Elder Law - Policy and Practice (2 credits)
LAW 887 - Community Development and Advocacy (2 credits)

Evidence
LAW 633 - Evidence (4 credits)
LAW 878 - Expert Scientific Evidence (3 credits)
LAW 969 - Trial Advocacy - Evidentiary Foundations and Objections (3 credits)
LAW 717 - Advanced Evidence (3 credits)

Intellectual Property
LAW 962 - Advanced Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (2 credits)
LAW 795 - Intellectual Property Protectiono and Enforcement (2 credits)
LAW 855 - Patent Prosecution (2 credits)
LAW 604 - Patent and Trademark Appeals 2 credits)

Legal Writing
LAW 849 - Legal Drafting (3 credits)
LAW 929 - Advanced Legal Research and Writing: Intro to Legal Scholarship (2 credits)

Client Relations
LAW 650 - Lawyers and Clients: Interviewing and Counseling (2-3 credits)

Arbitration/Mediation/Settlement
LAW 614 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
LAW 651 - Lawyer Bargaining (3 credits)
LAW 965 - Mediation Practice and Policy (3 credits)
LAW 677 - International Litigation and Arbitration (3 credits)
LAW 970 - International Construction Arbitration (3 credits)
LAW 972 - Investor-State Dispute Settlement (2 credits)
LAW 980 - Advanced International Law and Peace Negotiations (3 credits)
LAW 789 - International Commercial Arbitration (3 credits)
LAW 733 - International Environmental Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
LAW 951 - Negotiating Regional Trade Agreements (2 credits)
LAW 954 - Dispute Settlement Processes under Regional Trade Agreements (2 credits)
LAW 830 - Settlement of International Trade Disputes (3 credits)