Curriculum

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
Important Dates: Flexible Online Learning
Monday, September 24, 2018: First Day of Online Classes  
Week of November 19, 2018: Thanksgiving Break  
Friday, December 21, 2018: Last Day of Online Classes  
Important Dates: Intensive On-Campus Learning
Saturday, January 12, 2019: Travel Day
Sunday, January 13, 2019: First Day of Residential Classes
Friday, January 18, 2019: Last Day of Residential Classes
Saturday, January 19, 2019: Travel Day
Important Dates: Online Exams
Saturday, January 19, 2019: First Day of Exams
Sunday, January 27, 2019: Last Day of Exams

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
Important Dates: Flexible Online Learning
Friday, February 1, 2019: First Day of Online Classes  
Week in March, 2019 (Variable in Allowance for Spring Break): Spring Break  
Week in April, 2019: Flexible Independent Study Time  
Sunday, April 21, 2019: Last Day of Online Classes  
Week in April-May, 2019: Flexible Independent Study Time  
Important Dates: Intensive On-Campus Learning
Saturday, May 4, 2019: Travel Day
Sunday, May 5, 2019: First Day of Residential Classes
Friday, May 10, 2019: Last Day of Residential Classes
Saturday, May 11, 2019: Travel Day
Important Dates: Online Exams
Saturday, May 11, 2019: First Day of Exams
Sunday, May 19, 2019: Last Day of Exams

Summer: Independent Study - Research Project Phase 3
Monday, May 20, 2019: First day of Summer Research and Writing
Friday, August 2, 2019: Last day of Summer Research and Writing

Trimester 3: Courses Credits
Litigation Project Management and Value-Based Billing 3
Management of Regulatory Investigations 2
International Issues in Litigation Management 2
Complex Litigation Management Issues 1
Management of Complex Arbitration and ADR Issues 1
Insurance Coverage and Claims Reservation 1
Future Technology Trends in Litigation Management 1
Research Project Phase 4 1
Important Dates: Flexible Online Learning
Monday, August 5, 2019: First Day of Online Classes  
Week of September 2, 2019: Labor Day Break  
Friday, November 1, 2019: Last Day of Online Classes  
Important Dates: Intensive On-Campus Learning
Saturday, November 9, 2019*: Travel Day
Sunday, November 10, 2019*: First Day of Residential Classes
Saturday, November 16, 2019*: Last Day of Residential Classes
Sunday, November 17, 2019*: Travel Day
*Dates are tentative and subject to adjustment approximately one year ahead of time
Important Dates: Online Exams
Week of November 18, 2019