Criminal Law Concentration

Criminal law and procedure is a fascinating area of study, preparing students for a wide range of career paths after graduation. Western New England University School of Law alumni work in all facets of the criminal justice system, as prosecutors and defense attorneys, in government and private practice. The Concentration requires courses in criminal procedure and evidence, as well as additional courses in electives such as International Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Post-Conviction Rights, and Juvenile Justice. Students in the Concentration must complete a practical skills component, which can be fulfilled through a simulation course or the School of Law's Criminal Law Clinic.

Required Courses:
Evidence (description)
Criminal Procedure: Investigation (description)
Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (description)

Note: Student must successfully complete Criminal Law as a prerequisite for this concentration.

*Additional Courses: student must successfully complete at least two of these courses:
Advanced Topics in Evidence (description)                                                  
Post Conviction Rights and Procedures                                                
Juvenile Justice (description)
Law and Terrorism
International Criminal Law (description)
Forensic Evidence (description)
Domestic Violence (description)
Criminal Pretrial-Practice (description)
White Collar Crime (description)
Civil Rights Police Misconduct (description)
Cybercrime and Digital Evidence (description)


Practice Component: student must take at least one of the following:
Criminal Law Clinic (description)
Criminal Procedure Simulation QWCS (description)
Appellate Advocacy QWC (description)

*Note: Some courses will not be offered every Academic Year.