Criminal Law in Action



This skills course is designed for students interested in learning about a career in the criminal law field from a practical perspective.

Students are taught how to read charging documents, evaluate police reports, and argue some of the most common pretrial motions.

Students have opportunities to participate in simulations using real life cases.

At the end of this course students should be able to:

  1. argue a bail motion;
  2. identify issues in a suppression motion;
  3. question and cross-examine witnesses in a preliminary hearing; and,
  4. question jurors during the jury selection process.

Criminal Law (130) and Evidence (140) 
SCALE students must have completed Criminal Law (131), Evidence (140A and 140B).

Recommended: Constitutional Criminal Procedure (135).