Criminal Litigation Concentration

  • The defense attorney. The prosecutor.  The judge. These ubiquitous positions are the heart and soul of our criminal justice system. A concentration in criminal litigation prepares students for this area of law. A criminal litigator must learn the research and writing skills necessary to persuade the judge, and the interpersonal skills to persuade a jury.  Practical coursework readies students for the rigors of criminal litigation, including classes taught by practicing trial lawyers in Trial Advocacy and General Litigation. Student's gain practical experience in preparing to protect their client’s rights, by drafting their own motions and learning how to actively deal with evidentiary issues through coursework in Criminal Procedure, Legal Drafting for Criminal Litigation, and Evidence. The Litigation Clinic, Capital’s extensive externship program, and the moot court and mock trial programs provides student advocates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience.