Lawyers who practice personal injury law typically litigate negligence cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability claims, either as plaintiffs' personal injury lawyers working on a contingent fee basis or as personal injury defense lawyers, usually working for litigation firms hired by an insurer to defend the claim. This is a classic litigation practice, involving factual and legal investigation, filing of pleadings, motion practice, discovery, settlement discussions, extensive interaction with insurance adjusters, mediation and arbitration, an understanding of insurance law, and —occasionally— trying cases.
- Advanced Legal Writing
- Appellate Practice
- Basic Federal Income Taxation
- Law Practice Planning: Law as a Career and an Enterprise (Seminar)
- Mediation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Medical Malpractice
- Pretrial Civil Litigation
- Trial Advocacy
Other Related Courses:
Advanced Legal Writing
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Basic Federal Income Taxation
Conflict of Laws: Theory and Practice
Students would also benefit greatly from participating in trial competitions in their upper class years, and from an internship that involves placement in a litigation setting.