Baylor Law LLM Litigation Management Curriculum

The Baylor Law Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management provides candidates with a broad understanding, as well as 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.

 

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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. After the second trimester, participants select a specific area of interest to devote to research—all while maintaining a regular, full-time practice.

 

Here’s how it works:

14 weeks flexible online learning

  • During each 14-week trimester, candidates have weekly learning sessions that are self-paced. Designed for working professionals, the lectures, interviews, and projects are available 24 hours a day so that each candidate can complete that week’s assignments at times that are convenient for them. Faculty hold online office hours each week, and candidates work together online to complete projects. 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 from across the nation. During these intensive periods, students dive deeply into cutting edge strategy, work collaboratively with other candidates, faculty and mentors, and hone strategic skills.

 

Trimester 1: Courses Credits
Law 9334   Business Strategies and Processes in Litigation Management 3
Law 9215   Case Assessment Techniques 2
Law 9238   Data Analytics for Litigation 2
Law 9130   Forum Issues Affecting Major Litigation 1
Law 9137   Fundamentals of Litigation Management 1
Law 9232   Proving and Attacking Damages 2
Law 9129   Research Project Phase 1 1

Trimester 2: Courses Credits
Law 9216   Cybersecurity in Litigation Management 2
Law 9121   Litigation Funding 1
Law 9304   Litigation Project Management and Process Improvement 3
Law 9431   Management of Electronic Discovery 4
Law 9109   Privilege Issues Affecting Litigation Management 1
Law 9111   Research Project Phase 2 1

Summer: Independent Study - Research Project Phase 3

Trimester 3: Courses Credits
Advanced Litigation Issues (choose one out of two):
• Law 9128    International Issues in Litigation Management
• Law 9117   Management of Expert Witnesses
1
Law 9115   Applying Technology to Litigation Management 1
Law 9120   Ethical Issues in Litigation Management 1
Law 9136   Issues in Management of Complex Litigation 1
Law 9250   Insurance in Litigation Management: Coverage & Analysis 2
Law 9108   Litigation Crisis Management 1
Law 9233   Management of Complex Arbitration & Negotiation Issues 2
Law 9218   Management of Regulatory Investigations 2
Law 9112   Research Project Phase 4 1
Trimester 1: Courses Credits
Business Strategies and Processes in Litigation Management 3
Case Assessment Techniques 2
Data Analytics for Litigation 2
Fundamentals of Litigation Management 2
Proving and Attacking Damages 2
Research Project Phase 1 1

Trimester 2: Courses Credits
Cybersecurity in Litigation Management 2
Litigation Funding 1
Litigation Project Management and Process Improvement 3
Management of Electronic Discovery 4
Privilege Issues Affecting Litigation Management 1
Research Project Phase 2 1

Summer: Independent Study - Research Project Phase 3

Trimester 3: Courses Credits
Advanced Litigation Issues (choose two out of four):
• Forum Issues Affecting Major Litigation

• International Issues in Litigation Management

• Future Technology Trends in Litigation Management

• Management of Expert Witnesses
2
Ethical Issues in Litigation Management 1
Issues in Management of Complex Litigation 1
Insurance in Litigation Management: Coverage & Analysis 2
Litigation Crisis Management 1
Management of Complex Arbitration & Negotiation Issues 2
Management of Regulatory Investigations 2
Research Project Phase 4 1
Trimester 1: Courses Credits
Fundamentals of Litigation Management 0
Cybersecurity for Litigation 0
Proving and Attacking Damages 0
Data Analytics for Litigation 0
Forum Issues Affecting Major Litigation 0
Management of Expert Witnesses 1
Research Project Phase 1 1

Trimester 2: Courses Credits
Management of Electronic Discovery 4
Business Strategy and Processes in Litigation Management 3
Case Assessment Techniques 2
Litigation Crisis Management 1
Privilege Issues Affecting Litigation Management 1
Research Project Phase 2 1

Summer: Independent Study - Research Project Phase 3

Trimester 3: Courses Credits
Litigation Project Management and Process Improvement 4
Complex Arbitration and Negotiation Issues 2
Insurance Coverage and Claims 2
Management of Regulatory Investigations 2
Future Technology Trends in Litigation 1
Research Project Phase 4 1


 
Baylor Law LLM litigation management Ann Lafeir


ANN LAFEIR

Senior IP Counsel, USAA
Executive LL.M. Candidate

Baylor Law LLM litigation management quote

“To advance my degree in law and expand my skills, develop myself out more, but do it in a shorter than three-year period was incredibly attractive.”