Civil Litigation Law

Why Civil Litigation?

Success as a civil litigator requires an education combining relevant courses and practical skills training. This concentration offers students wide latitude in charting their preparation for litigation work. The civil litigation concentration is versatile. Skills developed here can be applied to any area of law.

Courses in Civil Litigation

USD School of Law's faculty includes leading experts in civil litigation and our curriculum offers cutting edge courses for students who want to specialize in this area.

Experience in Civil Litigation

Outstanding classroom offerings are paired with simulation and skills courses, including USD's nationally recognized clinical program. Participation in a clinic offers real world experience, often including first-hand contact with clients, while at the same time providing a valuable public service to the community.

Get Involved

USD School of Law offers many student organizations where you an gather with like-minded colleagues to discuss and debate the latest legal issues related to civil litigation.

Spotlight on Civil Litigation Law

Virginia C. Nelson, a 1979 USD School of Law graduate, is a prominent San Diego trial attorney who has specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice for more than 30 years. Throughout the years, Nelson has received numerous honors for her skill and dedication, including the University's Arthur E. Hughes Award for Career Achievement on June 4, 2011. Read the complete story.


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