Curriculum, LL.M. in Litigation Management
The Baylor Law Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management provides candidates with a broad understanding and a deep dive into the highly valued disciplines, tools, and techniques critical to successful litigation management.
From the fundamentals of litigation planning, strategy, and risk management to electronic discovery, case assessment, and fee management to new and evolving technology tools, data analytics, and cybersecurity—candidates hone their skills with guidance from the top litigation management experts in the country.
The LL.M. degree program requires 36 trimester hours (equivalent to 24 semester hours), spanning three trimesters, along with a research project. Courses are taught online with a short, on-campus requirement at Baylor Law at the close of each of the three trimesters.
Designed to accommodate working attorneys, the Baylor Law Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program maximizes your time and helps you reach your goal—efficiently and effectively. The three-trimester program can be completed in 17 months, with approximately two-thirds of the content provided online via live lectures and flexible learning tools. The remaining coursework takes place in three one-week segments on campus where participants interact with nationally recognized experts in focused, compact time frames. During the first trimester, participants select a specific area of interest to devote to research, work on outlines during the second trimester, and submit final papers in the third—all while maintaining a regular, full-time practice.
Here’s how it works:
18 weeks of flexible online learning
- During each approximately 18-week-long trimester, candidates have self-paced weekly learning sessions. Designed for working professionals, the lectures, interviews, and projects are available 24 hours a day so that each candidate can complete assignments at convenient times. Faculty are available virtually to assist and answer questions. The flexible course design means you continue your career while augmenting your skills and knowledge base.
1+ week intensive on-campus learning
- Three times during the program, candidates study at the award-winning Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center at Baylor Law. These weeklong, intensive, on-campus sessions are held at the end of each trimester. On-campus sessions feature extensive personal interaction with leading litigation counsel nationwide. During these intensive periods, students dive deeply into cutting-edge strategy, work collaboratively with other candidates, faculty, and mentors, and hone strategic skills.