If you are like many students, you may expect to become a litigator. As a litigator, you would represent your clients in the adversarial resolution of legal disputes through the trial process or some alternative method of dispute resolution as distinguished from representing a client in a legal transaction or advising the client on matters affected by the law. Like many litigators, you might handle a wide range of civil cases ranging from personal injury cases to construction cases or family law disputes. Alternatively, you might specialize in a particular area of law, such as corporate/business, tort, employment and labor, or criminal law. The courses suggested below are those designed to develop and hone your knowledge of procedure and the skills essential to be an effective litigator with an emphasis on tort law. As you select additional electives, you should seek to acquire a foundation in other specialty areas that have a significant litigation component.