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Concentration Requirements

To complete the requirements of the concentration a student must complete the 13 credits of required courses, 4 elective credits and an experiential learning requirement:

Required courses (13 credits total):

  • Criminal Procedure: Investigations
  • Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication
  • Evidence
  • Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Electives (must complete 4 credits total):

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy – Courtroom Technology
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy – Criminal
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy – Trials of the Century 
  • Crime and Community
  • Criminal and Civil Rights Litigation Strategies
  • Cybercrime
  • Death Penalty
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Punishment and Society
  • Sentencing Law
  • White Collar Crime

Other courses may be completed with the permission of the concentration director. Only one Advanced Trial Advocacy Course may be counted toward the concentration.

Experiential Learning Experience (must complete one):

  • Criminal Related Co-op
  • Criminal Litigation Field Clinic
  • Innocence Project Practicum (if offered)
  • Alternate Placements with permission of concentration director

Additional Recommended Courses:

  • Federal Courts (including habeas corpus)
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration Litigation

Please consult the course catalog for course descriptions and credit values.  

The concentration requires an overall 2.5 minimum GPA. To receive "Honors" in the concentration, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in the courses counted toward completion of the concentration.