The Criminal Law Pathway is designed as a guided curriculum to help you develop the skills necessary to practice criminal law as a defense attorney or prosecutor, or in private practice. Core subjects such as criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, trial advocacy and advanced courses in criminal law will teach you the basic theories and skills to become an effective advocate. By following this Pathway, you will develop substantive, procedural and practical knowledge to become a successful lawyer in criminal court.

Faculty Advisors

Professors Shelley Broderick, Mae Quinn, and David Wolitz

Curriculum

REQ. = Required course for all students | CORE = At least 3 core courses are required
RALWR = An opportunity to complete the Research Paper requirement | CR = An opportunity to complete the Clinic requirement

Community Service/Summer Fellowships/Externships

UDC Law has extensive connections with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in the DC metropolitan region that provide students with the opportunity to spend a semester actually working in their chosen fields. The following are some examples of relevant placements students have obtained with outside organizations and agencies: