Civil Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Civil Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution specialists should be familiar with multiple dispute resolution processes, both in and out of court. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes include arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. The stages of litigation include discovery, motions practice, and trial advocacy. Some attorneys practicing in this field may focus primarily on a specific type of ADR or a specific stage of the litigation process. Many civil litigation and ADR attorneys choose to focus their practice on certain subject matters, such as family law, personal injury, or commercial matters.

Subject Overview

An overview of the practice area that will guide your understanding of the courses listed in the pathway.


A progression of courses that are relevant or potentially relevant to practice in a given legal field.


A list of faculty members who teach the courses sequenced in the pathway.


A compilation of STCL-sponsored resources and external resources.