The Concentration in Criminal Law provides students with broad-based, comprehensive training in the law and skills needed to become prosecutors, defenders, or to practice criminal law in a private firm setting.
In order to receive the Criminal Law Concentration, students must earn at least 18 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from the following courses and satisfy the writing requirement as outlined below.
CRI7262 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3) OR
CRI7307 - Criminal Practice & Procedure (4)
LIT7210 - Evidence (4)
SKILLS/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS - 8-16 CREDITS
LIT7220 - Trial Practice (3) OR
LIT7318 - Intensive Trial Practice (2 or 3 credits depending on whether the student is selected to compete in the Texas Young Lawyers' Association Trial Competition)
WRITING REQUIREMENT - 0-3 CREDITS
A law review note written on a criminal law topic and submitted for AWR credit (2 credits) or a seminar, to be chosen from the following list, in which the student fulfills his/her AWR requirement (2-3 credits):