Criminal Justice Concentration
- Wide variety of core and specialized courses and seminars in criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile justice, sentencing law and policy, punishment theory and more
- Live-client clinics
- One-to-one independent research and writing project opportunities with a criminal justice faculty member on a topic of mutual interest
- Opportunities to work on cutting-edge criminal justice issues with faculty and staff in the Center for New Americans, the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Institute on Crime & Public Policy, the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, and the Minnesota Justice Foundation
- Mentorship opportunities with practicing attorneys, judges, and other officials who make and implement criminal justice law and policy
- Networking and career employment opportunities with alumni worldwide
- Required courses: criminal law and criminal procedure.
- Extensive additional criminal justice-related offerings available
Criminal justice clinics: Child Advocacy & Juvenile Justice; Criminal Justice; Detainee Rights; Federal Defense; Innocence Project; Misdemeanor Prosecution
- The vibrant Twin Cities legal community offers abundant opportunities for part-time work during the school year or full-time work during the summer in the field of criminal justice.
- Our graduates work as local, state, and federal prosecutors; criminal defense attorneys; trial and appellate judges; and legislators or their staff.
- Graduates work for criminal law-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and for a variety of governmental agencies that enforce criminal laws and make criminal justice policy.
The Criminal Justice League offers regular appearances with experts in the field and collaborates with NGOs and legal organizations to provide volunteer opportunities for student members.