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Baylor Law to offer LLM program in litigation management

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Baylor Law School will be launching what they say is the nation’s first executive LLM in litigation management program for experienced lawyers this coming fall.

Texas Lawyer had the story.

Many law schools have LLM programs that focus on litigation or trial advocacy. Baylor’s new LLM program, on the other hand, will address the rise of litigation costs by showing lawyers the nuances of managing large cases through the latest technology and strategies.

“We are not teaching you how to try the lawsuit,” Baylor law professor Liz Fraley, who co-created the LLM program, told Texas Lawyer. “This is: Samsung calls you and says, we’ve been sued by Apple, or we’re suing Apple and it’s hundreds of millions of dollars at issue. How do you design a plan that makes it cost-effective, outcome effective, and where you discover the case in a way that doesn’t take five years and billions of dollars? That’s what this program is about.”

Baylor’s executive LLM in litigation management will mostly consist of online courses covering topics such as managing e-discovery, data analytics and cybersecurity, according to a Baylor Law press release. Students will spend approximately 10 hours a week on these classes, but will also have to make their way to Baylor’s campus in Waco, Texas, three times throughout the course of the 14-month program for intensive two-week sessions where they will synthesize and master the materials through the guidance of some of the nation’s top experts, leading attorneys and judges, the press release said.

The application period is currently open for lawyers with at least three years of experience. Tuition will cost $50,000, Texas lawyer reported.

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