Oregon Law Summer 2021 Litigation Lab





The Career Center is pleased to announce that we will sponsor 10 students to participate in our Summer 2021 Litigation Lab.  Sponsorship includes a $2,000 stipend per student along with a hard and digital copy of the 10th edition of the Pretrial casebook. 

What is the Litigation Lab?  

This 10-week intensive, online litigation 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 online sessions over 10 weeks.  All sessions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and, unless otherwise noted, will last 3 hours. 

Date                                                 SESSION
  • Monday, May 17                      Session 1 
  • Monday, May 24                      Session 2 
  • Monday, May 31                      Plaintiff’s complaint due 
  • Monday, June 7                        Defendants’ answer due 
  • Monday, June 7                       Session 3 
  • Monday, June 14                      Interrogatories and Requests for Production due 
  • Monday, June 21                      Answers to Interrogatories and Responses to Requests for Production 
  • Monday, June 21                      Session 4 
  • Thursday, June 24                    Parties exchange names of witnesses for deposition; schedule times 
  • Saturday, July 10                     Session 5: Depositions of witnesses 
  • Monday, July 12                      Session 6 
  • Monday, July 19                      Defendant’s motion for partial summary judgment due 
  • Monday, July 26                      Plaintiff’s opposition to motion for partial summary judgment due
  • Friday, July 30                         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.  The Career Center will prioritize applicants whose summer plans and finances have been impacted by COVID-19.   To apply, please complete the Litigation Lab Application Form, 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 Manager Melissa Panter at lawcareer@uoregon.edu

The deadline to apply is extended to Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.   


Please email Lorelei Craig at lcraig@uoregon.edu

Oregon Law would like to thank AccessLex Institute for its generous contribution to this program.