Sample Three-year Appellate Concentration

Criminal-Law Focus

First-year Courses

  • Communication and Legal Reasoning (2.0/semester)
  • Civil Procedure (3.0)
  • Property (3.0)
  • Torts (3.0)
  • Contracts (3.0)
  • Criminal Law (3.0)
  • Constitutional Law (3.0)
  • Two Electives (4-8 credits)

Second-year Courses

  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3.0)
  • Federal Criminal Practice (3.0)
  • Evidence (3.0)
  • Federal Jurisdiction (3.0)
  • Appellate Advocacy & Practice (2.0) (pre-requisite or co-requisite for appellate clinics; recommended for Julius Miner or National Moot Court Teams)
  • U.S. Courts (3.0)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (3.0)
  • Legal Ethics (3.0)
  • Judicial Externship Practicum (4.0)

Second-year Extracurriculars: Miner Moot Court; Judicial Externship; Journal

Third-year Courses

  • Supreme Court Clinic (4.0 + 4.0) (yearlong participation)
  • Federal Criminal Appellate Clinic (4.0 + 4.0) (yearlong participation)
  • Senior Research (6.0 -12.0) (yearlong participation)

Third-year Extracurriculars: National Moot Courts; Journal