Criminal Law & Procedure Concentration
Advisor: Professor Raneta Mack
Required Core Course
LAW 115 Criminal Law (3)^
Lecture Courses (must select at least one of the following courses):
*LAW 320 Comparative Criminal Procedure (2)
*LAW 382 International Criminal Law (2)
*LAW 377 Juvenile Law (3)
*LAW 459 White Collar Crime (3)
Skills Courses (must select at least one of the following courses)
LAW 308 Advanced Trial Practice (3)#
LAW 345 Defense of Criminal Cases (2)
*LAW 420 Federal Habeas Corpus (3)
LAW 418 Prosecution of Criminal Cases (2)
LAW 431 Scientific Evidence (3)
Selected Externships (3)
LAW 485 Selected Moot Court Competitions (2)#
LAW 446 Trial Team (3)#
LAW 455 Trial Practice (3)
LAW 441 Witness Examination Skills (3)
^For students entering law school beginning Fall 2013 or later, LAW 115 Criminal Law is a required first year course. Therefore, beginning with that class, Criminal Law will no longer count toward the 18 credit hour requirement under this concentration.
# Must participate in a competition with a significant criminal law/procedure component.
Students must complete a substantial writing project on a topic in the Criminal Law & Procedure Concentration area. Writing projects may be completed in conjunction with elective courses identified by an * with the agreement of and under the supervision of the professor in the course. Students must make specific arrangements with the professor of the course at the beginning of the course in order to satisfy the substantial writing project. Please note that the substantial writing project must be completed in addition to the exam and/or other requirements for the course. Take-home exams may not be used to satisfy the writing requirement.
Independent directed study projects may also be used to satisfy the writing requirement provided the topic is substantially related to criminal law/procedure and the student secures a faculty advisor for the project. Moot court or trial briefs written as part of a team effort may not be used to satisfy the writing requirement. Students should seek advice as to whether specific writing projects will satisfy the Criminal Law/Procedure writing requirement before undertaking the project.
Credit hour and GPA requirements:
Students must accumulate a total of 18 hours worth of credit from approved coursework listed above and maintain a 3.0 GPA within the Criminal Law & Procedure Concentration.
Please note that the following course(s) are required for all law students and are not listed above:
LAW 341 Criminal Procedure (3)