PROF. TANFORD'S PERSONAL GUIDE TO A SENSIBLE LITIGATION CURRICULUM

last updated 3/31/05


ESSENTIAL COURSES -- Best if taken in second year

EVIDENCE
TRIAL LAW & PROCEDURE
TRIAL ADVOCACY

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED COURSES

Pretrial Litigation
Criminal Process II
Legal Profession
Negotiation
Strategies of Legal Writing
Community Legal Clinic
Civil Rights
Advanced Trial Practice

OTHER COURSES RELATED TO LITIGATION (not necessarily offered every year)

a. Procedure and skills courses

Mediation
Child Advocacy Clinic
Federal Courts Clinic
Federal Jurisdiction

b. Criminal litigation

Criminal Process I
Federal Criminal Law
Seminar in Criminal Law
Seminar in Law & Psychology

c. General litigation and practice

Family law
Sales
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination
Remedies
Law & Mental Health System
Seminar in Children and the Law

d. Specialty litigation fields

Products Liability
Constitutional Litigation
Advanced Torts
Tax Procedure
Survey Intellectual Property
Patent law
Copyright Law
Seminar on the First Amendment

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

1. Trial Competition Team.
2. Participate in Sherman Minton Moot Court competition
3. Clerk at a nearby Prosecutor's office
4. Watch as many famous trial movies as you can.
5. Take vow of poverty