Litigation is at the heart of the American legal system. Though the vast majority of cases settle before going to trial, attorneys litigate thousands of them each year. Capital’s civil litigation concentration prepares law students to represent their clients in courtrooms at all levels of the judicial system. Practical coursework readies students for the rigors of civil practice, including classes taught by practicing trial lawyers in Trial Advocacy, Arbitration and Aegotiation. Studetns are prepared to run their own firm, draft their own motions and prosecute an appeal cases from moment they graduate by taking coursework in the General Practice Practicum, Legal Drafting for Civil Litigation and Appellate Advocacy. Hands-on experience is gained by participating in the Litigation Clinic, Capital’s extensive externship program, and the moot court and mock trial programs.
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