Oregon Law to launch online Summer 2020 Litigation Lab

(Eugene, Ore.) Through a generous grant received from AccessLex Institute, Oregon Law is pleased to announce that it will sponsor ten students to participate in its Summer 2020 Litigation Lab.  Sponsorship includes a $2,000 stipend along with a hard and digital copy of the 10th edition of the Pretrial casebook. 

This 10-week intensive, online litigation workshop series will be held from June 2 to August 7 and will be facilitated by the Honorable John V. Acosta (JD ’85), 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,” said Rebecca Ivanoff, Assistant Dean at Oregon Law’s Center for Career Planning & Professional Development.  “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.”  

Ivanoff says that enrollment in the Litigation Lab is limited to ten students to maximize each participant’s opportunity to learn.  Students will be divided into plaintiff and defense firms and will litigate a hypothetical employment case over the summer.  Total engagement is necessary to ensure the success of the program, and participants are expected to cooperate and display professionalism in dealing with clients, witnesses, colleagues from their own firm, and counterparts from the opposing firm. 

The Career Center will prioritize applicants whose summer plans and finances have been impacted by COVID-19. For more information about the Litigation Lab, individuals are encouraged to review the program FAQ Document or email the Career Center with questions.

Students have until Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00 pm to submit the Litigation Lab Application, as well as email a resume and statement of interest to the Career Center.

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