Criminal practice involves the investigation, prosecution, defense, and resolution of allegations that an individual (or entity) has violated a criminal law. To prepare for a career in this field, a student should master the fundamental procedural law and develop the required litigation skills. The Criminal Law curriculum provides students with the opportunity to do both, while also engaging with vital policy questions and critical perspectives.

Faculty who teach in this area

Foundational courses

  • Criminal Procedure Adjudicative (3 cr)
  • Criminal Procedure Investigative (3 cr)
  • Evidence (4 cr)

Experiential learning courses in this field

  • Comprehensive Pretrial Advocacy (4 cr)
  • Comprehensive Trial Advocacy (4 cr)
  • Criminal Motions Practice (3 cr)
  • Forensics (3 cr)
  • Lawyering in Problem-Solving Courts (2 cr)
  • Youth Advocacy Clinic (6 cr)

Specialized courses in this area

  • Capital Punishment Seminar (3 cr)
  • Cybercrime & Cyberwar (2 cr)
  • International Criminal Law (3 cr)
  • Plea & Sentencing Law (2 cr)

Other related courses

  • Homeless Rights Advocacy Practicum (3 cr)
  • Immigration Law (3 cr)
  • Poverty Law (3 cr)
  • Race and Law (2 cr)