Criminal Law Concentration

See: Opportunities for Specialization in the Study of Law: Litigation Law or Criminal Law External Link


Students who are likely to practice in the area of criminal law or criminal sentencing should consider pursuing the Criminal Law Concentration to obtain a solid foundation in criminal law.

In order to complete the Criminal Law Concentration, students must complete the following courses:

Required Courses Credit Hours
Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Evidence 3 or 4
Criminal Procedure: Adjudication 2 or 3
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Theory


In addition to these core courses, student must choose one elective from the following list:

Electives Credit Hours
Supervised Externship 2 or 3
Supervised Externship: Capitol Hill 3
Supervised Externship: Virginia Practice 3
Trial Advocacy 2
Trial Advocacy: Criminal Procedure
Trial Advocacy for Competitors 2
Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (MVETS) (if criminal law related) 2