The Baylor Law LL.M. in Litigation Management provides candidates with both 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 alongside some of 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 (Fall, Spring and Fall), along with a summer research project. Courses are taught online with a short, on-campus requirement at Baylor Law at the close of each of the three trimesters.
|Trimester 1: Courses||Credits|
|Fundamentals of Litigation Management||4|
|Cybersecurity for Litigation||2|
|Proving and Attacking Damages||2|
|Data Analytics for Litigation||1|
|Forum Issues Affecting Major Litigation||1|
|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 Value-Based Billing||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|
Designed to accommodate working attorneys, the Baylor Law LL.M. in Litigation Management is geared to maximize your time and help you reach your goal—efficiently and effectively.
The three-trimester program can be completed in just 14 months, with approximately two-thirds of the content provided online via live lectures and flexible learning tools. For much of the time, you create your own schedule. The remaining coursework takes place in three one-week segments on campus, interacting with nationally recognized experts in focused, compact time frames. After the second trimester, you’ll be able to choose a specific area of interest to devote to research—all while maintaining your regular practice.
Here’s how it works: