Criminal Litigation Law Classes

  • Credits for concentration: 20
  • Grade point average in concentration courses of 2.5 is required in order to obtain the Concentration
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application during Spring Semester of your graduating year. Applications are due by April 1 of your graduating year.

Required Courses

  • Evidence
  • Criminal Procedure I
  • Criminal Procedure II


Criminal Litigation Electives
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • California Criminal Litigation Skills
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Corrections and Sentencing
  • Criminal Tax Fraud*
  • Death Penalty
  • Evidence Advocacy Lab
  • Human Trafficking
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Transitional Justice
  • Trial Advocacy

You may elect only ONE of the following to count toward the concentration:

  • Federal Crimes
  • White Collar Crime

You may elect only ONE of the following to count toward the concentration (maximum of 4 credits counts toward concentration):

  • Judicial Externship (previously named Judicial Internship)
  • Selected Agency Placements

Note: Please plan carefully. Some courses have prerequisites. Courses may not be offered each year. Some courses have limited enrollment.

*Advanced Tax course: Enrollment of JD students must be approved by Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207).


Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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