Commercial and Consumer Litigation Course Planning

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Fundamentals

For this pathway, from the Fundamentals List, be sure to take:

Pathway Knowledge Foundations

Plan to take all of these:

Specialized Courses

Take some of these courses, according to your interests:



Professional Skills

Skills Fundamentals

Don’t overlook the skills fundamentals recommended for all lawyers:

Pathway Skills

Research and Writing


Real Life Lawyering



Enroll in a pre-approved judicial externship, especially at the trial level, or a government agency or public interest law externship, such as:

  • Alaska State Attorney General-Consumer Protection Unit
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau-Consumer Education and Engagement
  • Northwest Justice Project-Consumer Protection
  • Public Counsel Law Center-Consumer Law Project
  • Attorney General of Washington – UW Intellectual Property Division

Or develop a new placement with the Externship Director.

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