Criminal Law Concentration

To earn a certificate of concentration, students must satisfy the following requirements:

Required Courses (10-11 credits)*

Criminal Law II (3)
Criminal Procedure (3)
Experiential Course (4-5)
Criminal Externship (4)
Selected Judicial Externship (4)
Criminal Prosecution Clinic (5)
Criminal Defense Clinic (5)

*All students must also complete these required courses:
Criminal Law I (3)
Evidence (4)
Ethical Criminal Practice or Professional Responsibility (2)

Choice of Electives (3 credits)

New York Criminal Procedure (3) (Summer)
Racism and American Law (1 or 2)
Selected Topics in Criminal Practice (2)
Selected Topics in Criminal Procedure (1)
Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (2)
White Collar Crime (2)
Environmental Crimes (3)
Cybercrime (2)
National Security and the Law (3)

Choice of Skills (2-3 credits)(all satisfy the experiential requirement)

Trial Practice (3)
ATC – Introduction to NY State Courts (3)
ATC- Justice Courts (3)

We suggest that students concentrating in criminal law complete their AWR requirement by writing on a topic associated with Criminal Law. Faculty teaching the elective courses will be asked to provide opportunities for concentration students to fulfill the AWR.

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