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Criminal Law Pathway

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.

Naji Fenwick Pursuing a job as a public defender is not easy. One of the things that I believe gave me an edge was that by the time I had graduated, I had so much in-court experience. more...

Naji Fenwick, ’16
Assistant Public Defender,
Defender Association of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, PA
Julia Rupert UDC’s emphasis on clinical legal education prepared me not only for the intellectual challenges of being an attorney, but for the professional and ethical challenges that arise in the workplace as well. more...

Julia Rupert, ‘14
Assistant State's Attorney,
State’s Attorney's Office, Prince George’s County, MD

Faculty Advisors

Professors Andrew Ferguson and Joseph Tulman & Dean Shelley Broderick



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:


more Calendar

RESCHEDULED: Southern Border Advocacy Trip Debriefing

Trauma: A Barrier to Academic Success in DC: A Community Conversation and Call to Action

Washington Bar Association 16th Annual Career Fair

2019 DC/Baltimore Public Service Recruitment Fair

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