Why Criminal Litigation?
Regardless of whether you want to be a prosecutor or a criminal defense attorney, success in the area of criminal litigation requires a unique set of skills. This concentration offers students wide latitude in charting their preparation for work in the field of criminal law. Students learn from experts in the field and gain real-world experience.
Courses in Criminal Litigation
USD School of Law's faculty includes leading experts in criminal law and our curriculum offers cutting edge courses for students who want to specialize in this area.
- JD with Criminal Litigation Concentration
- General LLM with Criminal Law Concentration
- LLM in Comparative Law with Criminal Law Concentration for international students
- Full-time, part-time and summer programs
Experience in Criminal Litigation
Outstanding classroom offerings are paired with simulation and skills courses, including USD's nationally recognized clinical program. Participation in a clinic offers real world experience, often including first-hand contact with clients, while at the same time providing a valuable public service to the community.
USD School of Law offers many student organizations where you can gather with like-minded colleagues to discuss and debate the latest legal issues related to criminal litigation.
Spotlight on Criminal Litigation Law
Stay on the leading edge of criminal law by visiting the CrimProf Blog. Edited by USD Professor of Law Kevin Cole, the CrimProf Blog features USD law professors Larry Alexander, Donald Dripps, Jean Ramirez and others. Articles submitted by law professors from all over the country focus on new developments in the area of criminal law.