• Overview
  • Resolve conflict — in and outside the courtroom.

    From traditional courtroom litigation to the rapidly growing disciplines of negotiation and mediation, this program prepares students to meet the changing demands of the dynamic 21st-Century legal environment.

    In this program, you will build fundamental lawyering skills, develop trial and negotiation techniques, and learn alternative strategies for resolving conflict and legal disputes. Explore topics in civil or family mediation, evidence, criminal law, taxation, and other areas.

    Listed among the nation's top 35 law schools for public interest and clinical opportunities, the college offers valuable practical experiences in this area of law through courtroom trials, the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution, externships, the rigorous pro-bono program, and nine legal-aid clinics.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Hold an undergraduate degree
    • Interested in trial law
    • Have a strong work ethic and are detail-oriented
    • Have solid negotiation and communication skills (written and oral)
    • Have a strong academic background
    • Can think critically and analytically about complex problems
  • Career Outcomes
  • Lawyer (J.D.)
    • Trial attorney
    • Public defender
    • Prosecutor
    • Mediator
    • Divorce lawyer
    • Public administrator
    • Entrepreneur