Criminal Law Pathway


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

Faculty Advisors

Professors Andrew Ferguson and Joseph Tulman


Stage 1: Foundational Courses


Community Service/Summer Fellowships/Internships

UDC-DCSL 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: