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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

FLS JD Students at CourthouseIn the 21st-century legal marketplace, employers demand skilled litigators and creative problem solvers.

This Concentration helps you develop the skills to expertly resolve disputes both in and outside the courtroom.



Courses + Faculty

Foundational and specialized courses compose the litigation and dispute resolution Concentration. You are also encouraged to take courses that strengthen your writing and research skills and to participate in relevant student-led extracurricular programs.

For full requirements, current students can log into LawNET.

For further information please contact the Office of the Registrar or Professor Michael W. Martin.

Foundational Courses

Trial and Arbitration Advocacy

Specialized Courses and Experiential Opportunities

Advanced Procedure
Complex Litigation
Conflict of Laws
Criminal Procedure – Adjudication
Criminal Procedure – Investigation
Federal Courts
International Civil Litigation in US Courts
Discovery and Pretrial Process
Electronic Discovery
NY Criminal Procedure
NY Practice

Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration: A Domestic & International Perspective

Arbitration Practice
Lawyers as Facilitators
Mediation Clinic
Mediation: International and Comparative Perspectives
Commercial Arbitration
Conflict Management Systems Design
International Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
Introduction to Mediation
Introduction to Arbitration
Introduction to Investor-State Arbitration
Labor and Employment Arbitration
Negotiation and Mediation

Appellate Litigation Clinic
Consumer Litigation Clinic
Criminal Defense Clinic
Family Advocacy Clinic
Federal Litigation Clinic
Immigrant Rights Clinic
Samuel Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Queens DA Prosecution Clinic
Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic
Federal Tax Clinic
Criminal Justice Externship
Judicial Externship

Appellate Drafting
Civil Litigation Drafting
Criminal Litigation Drafting
Discovery Drafting
Fundamental Lawyering Skills
Trial and Arbitration Advocacy
Advanced Trial and Arbitration Advocacy


Related Events


Competition Teams
Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center
Dispute Resolution Society
Moot Court



Tap into Fordham Law’s alumni network of experienced attorneys working in the field by joining an affinity group. Student participation is always free.

Attend a Career Development Program to explore career options and learn to showcase your best professional self.

Attend Fordham Law events sponsored by centers and institutes and offered through CLE and Public Programs.