Criminal Justice Concentration Requirements & Curriculum
The Criminal Justice Concentration curriculum is selected to provide students seeking a career in criminal law with a firm foundation in that field. To earn the Concentration in Criminal Justice, students must fulfill requirements one and two below, earning a minimum of 14 units. Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure do not count toward the required 14 units. Advanced Criminal Procedure does count toward the required 14 units.
- Complete Advanced Criminal Procedure.
- Complete one Legal Scholarship course.
- Complete one Substantive Criminal Justice course.
- Complete one additional course from either Legal Scholarship or Substantive Criminal Justice.
- Complete one Clinical course.
- Complete one additional course from the Legal Scholarship, Substantive Criminal Justice, or Advocacy/Evidence courses listed below.
Advanced Criminal Procedure
|Advanced Criminal Procedure||2 or 3|
Legal Scholarship Courses (other courses allowed with approval of the Director)
|Capital Punishment Law||3|
|Criminal Law Defenses||2|
|Problems in Criminal Justice||2 or 3|
Substantive Criminal Justice Courses
|Habeas Corpus Seminar||2|
|Sentencing and Post-Conviction Remedies||2|
|White Collar Crime||2|
Clinical Courses (other courses allowed with approval of the Director)
|California District Attorney's Association||3|
|Criminal Appellate Advocacy Clinic||3|
|Criminal Justice Legal Foundation||3|
|Department of Corrections||3|
|District Attorney's Office||3|
|Federal Public Defender||3|
|Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning||3|
|Parole Representation Clinic||3|
|Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic||3|
|Public Defender Juvenile Law Office||3|
|Public Defender Office||3|
|State Public Defender Office||3|
|United States Attorney's Office||3|
|Advanced Trial Advocacy||3|
|Criminal Pretrial Litigation||2|
|Expert and Scientific Evidence||2|