Litigation Career

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litigation Law could be your path if you...

  • Are competitive
  • Are an excellent writer
  • Like being in the spotlight
  • Are a creative thinker
  • Can make quick decisions and are quick on your feet
  • Have a high tolerance for risk

experience it:

Litigation exists in almost every area of the law, though it is most commonly discussed in terms of whether an attorney is a civil litigator or a criminal litigator.

The Cleveland-Marshall paths to get you there:

Civil Litigation

Suggested Courses:
First Amendment Law • Information Technology & Law • Jurisprudence • Legal Writing & Litigation • Consumer Law • Pretrial Practice, Ohio Civil Procedure, Transition to Practice, Mediation, Trial Advocacy • Labor Law • Family Law • Criminal Procedure

Suggested Engagement Experiences: 
Civil Litigation Clinic • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit • United States District Court • Northern District of Ohio • Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals • United States Attorney’s Office (civil) • Ohio Attorney General • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Other Experiences: Trial Team • Moot Court

Criminal Litigation

Suggested Courses:
Information Technology & Law • Jurisprudence • Legal Writing & Litigation • Criminal Procedure I • Criminal Procedure II • Criminal Felony Sentencing • Health Care Fraud & Abuse • White Collar Crime • Legal Response to Terrorism • Advanced Brief Writing

Suggested Engagement Experiences: 
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, United States Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Cuyahoga County Public Defender

Other Experiences: Trial Team, Moot Court

Watch how they did it:

Brandon cox, '12

Associate, Trial Department at Tucker Ellis LLP


krishna grandhi, '10

Intellectual Property & Technology Attorney at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP






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