Criminal Law Concentration
The Earle Mack School of Law Criminal Law Concentration builds on the school’s dynamic criminal law curriculum, exceptional criminal law faculty and an array of co-op and clinic opportunities that provide firsthand experience in the criminal courts.
The concentration provides a strong theoretical foundation while preparing you for the realities of a career practicing criminal law. Our graduates have launched satisfying careers with District Attorney’s Offices throughout the country as well as public defender’s offices from Philadelphia to Miami. Others have started their careers in private practice or in the criminal courts, working as judicial law clerks.
Completing a concentration in Criminal Law will put you at the center of a robust community of criminal law practitioners. Our criminal law professors, who have worked as prosecutors, defense attorneys and who are recognized experts in criminal theory and civil rights, will help you navigate the spectrum of challenges real practitioners face so that you will be able to tackle any legal issue.
The curriculum covers traditional courses such as criminal procedure and trial advocacy as well as more specialized subjects such as sentencing law and health care fraud and abuse. The required concentration co-op or clinic placements, in addition to pro bono service, will help you cultivate skills so that you can win your first legal battles, before you even you start your career.