Oregon Law Summer 2023 Litigation Lab


The Career Center is pleased to announce that we will sponsor 10 students to participate in our Summer 2023 Litigation Lab.  Sponsorship includes a $2,000 stipend per student and digital copy of the Pretrial casebook. 

What is the Litigation Lab?  

This 10-week intensive workshop series will be facilitated by the Honorable Mustafa Kasubhai, United States Magistrate Judge. This robust program is designed to teach students effective litigation skills that will make them better and more confident new lawyers.  Those skills include working with colleagues and clients, investigating and developing cases, drafting and responding to pleadings, initiating and responding to discovery, interviewing and deposing witnesses, conducting motion practice, and writing and arguing motions.   

What is the time commitment? 

Successful candidates are expected to fully commit to and engage in the experience.  They should treat it like a job.  Students should count on working 15-20 hours/week.  Students will be divided into plaintiff and defense firms and total engagement is necessary to ensure the success of the program. Students will have the chance to develop a meaningful professional relationship with a federal judge—a judge who can later serve as a reference to potential employers. 

What is the schedule? 

Participants will attend 7 in-person sessions over 10 weeks.  All sessions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and, unless otherwise noted, will last 3 hours. 

May 22    Session 1 
May 24  Session 2
May 30 Session 3 and Plaintiff’s complaint due
June 6 Defendants’ answer due
June 12  Session 4
June 14 Interrogatories and Requests for Production due
June 16  Answers to Interrogatories and Responses to Requests for Production
June 20 Parties exchange names of witnesses for deposition; schedule times
June 24 Session 5: Depositions of witnesses
July 5 Session 6 
July 14 Defendant’s motion for partial summary judgment due 
July 21 Plaintiff’s opposition to motion for partial summary judgment due
July 28 Session 7: Oral argument on partial summary judgment motions

How do I apply?   

Enrollment in the Litigation Lab is limited to maximize each participant’s opportunity to learn.  To apply, please complete the Litigation Lab Application and email your resume and a cover letter addressing your interest in the program and how it aligns with your career goals to our Career Center Associate Director Lorelei Craig at lcraig@uoregon.edu.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.


Please email Lorelei Craig at lcraig@uoregon.edu