Criminal Litigation Track

Litigation Concentration

Concentration Advisor: Professor Wesley Oliver

In addition to completing all required courses, students wishing to fulfill the Litigation Concentration – Criminal Litigation Track must complete four (4) additional courses in the upper-level curriculum, as follows:

Required Course

One of the following:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Procedure: Bail to Jail
Expert Evidence Simulation
Negotiation Skills

Elective Courses

Choose three additional courses from below (or above), including at least one simulation course and at least one clinic or externship:

Simulation Courses

Expert Evidence Simulation
Federal Criminal Law Simulation
Trial Advocacy
Trial Advocacy I- Trial Team

Clinics and Externships

Criminal Prosecution Program
Federal Litigation Clinic
High-credit Externship*
Judicial Externship*
Juvenile Defender Clinic
Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Public Defender Adult Program
Public Defender Juvenile Program
Summer Intensive General Externship*
Veterans Clinic

Upper-Level Writing Courses

Advanced Legal Writing: Legal Drafting
Appellate Practice and Procedure
Directed Research*
Expert Evidence Simulation
Wrongful Convictions

Other Courses

Accounting for Lawyers
Adjudication: The Judicial Process
Advanced Constitutional Law: Current Issues
Appellate Moot Court I (classroom)
Appellate Moot Court (competition)
Civil Rights Litigation
Federal Courts and the Federal System
International Criminal Law
Judgment and Decision Making for Lawyers
Law, Public Service and the Executive Branch
Legal Medicine and Forensic Science
Litigation Technology
Military Law
Research for Law Practice
Sanctions, Sentencing and Corrections
Trial Team (competition)

*Requires approval of Concentration Advisor after consultation with faculty member supervising the clinic/externship/paper