the litigation center
The Litigation Center at Golden Gate University provides students with a clear path to acquiring the skills necessary for successful legal careers in litigation. Our students are immersed in an innovative, integrated curriculum, compete in regional and national competitions as part of the prestigious National Trial Team, enjoy access to world-class litigators, and develop into effective and persuasive advocates. Students have the ability to participate in ongoing events and activities through the Center, including drafting articles for the seasonal newsletter “The Exhibit”, networking with experienced litigators and judges in the field, assisting in the presentation of speakers and panelists, etc. CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST EXHIBIT NEWSLETTER.
seminar series events
The Litigation Center hosts numerous seminar series events each semester featuring seasoned practitioners in the field of litigation. Panelists present on cutting edge legal hot topics such as police-worn body cameras, the link between animal abuse and domestic violence, cryptocurrency related to cannabis, and homemade firearms. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT SEMINAR SERIES EVENTS.
SUMMER TRIAL AND EVIDENCE PROGRAM (1st STEP)
After their first year in law school, students train as litigators through the Litigation Center’s nationally recognized Summer Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP). Trial skills become second nature after students complete case study exercises, present in workshops, argue motions, and conduct full trials. By undergoing rigorous skills training tailored to hone courtroom technique, students receive an early advantage in today’s competitive job market.