Tuition for the course is $750, which includes all classes, luncheons, and an extensive manual of written materials. Registration must be accompanied by payment or by purchase order, voucher, or letter of commitment from the state, city, county, or other government unit sponsoring attendance. A confirmation of your registration will be sent via mail. If you have not received written confirmation prior to the start of the program, you are not considered registered. Please contact our office to verify.
A full-tuition scholarship has been established for defense attorneys. Applicants for the scholarship should send a letter requesting consideration to the Office of Professional Education postmarked no later than June 30.
Full-tuition refunds will be made for all written cancellations received by July 7. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on written cancellations received after July 7. No refunds will be given for cancellations made on or after July 14.
During sessions covering recent legal developments and forensic science, participants in the Short Course for Defense Lawyers in Criminal Cases and the Short Course for Prosecuting Attorneys will convene jointly. Sessions covering trial advocacy and trial strategy will be held separately.
As a program sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law, the Short Course for Defense Lawyers in Criminal Cases is accredited in most states with minimum continuing legal education requirements. Please indicate in which state(s) you require credit on the registration form. Questions should be directed to Lori at the Office of Executive and Professional Education at (312) 444-4444.
Estimated credit hours are 26 (includes keynote address) including 1.5 for ethics for states with a 60-minute credit hour or 31 including 1.8 for ethics for those with a 50-minute credit hour.
Registrants will receive an extensive set of course materials either in printed or CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM is an electronic version of the printed materials in PDF format. For an additional fee of $50, registrants may receive the materials in both formats. Registrants and non-registrants may purchase additional copies of the materials for $250. Registrants should indicate their preference for materials on their registration forms.
Special rates for participants are available at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago–Downtown/Magnificent Mile, 630 North Rush Street, (a short walk from the Law School), Chicago, Illinois 60611, phone 312/981-6600. When making your reservation, be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the Northwestern University School of Law Short Course. Subject to availability, the rate is $190 per night, plus tax, if booked by July 8.
The Short Course for Defense Lawyers in Criminal Cases is held in Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, on the downtown Chicago campus of Northwestern University.
During the Short Course for Defense Lawyers in Criminal Cases, attendees may receive messages in the following ways.
Fax messages: 312/503-5950
Phone messages: Lori at (312) 444-4444
E-mail messages: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Modern Forensic Practice
The Center for Modern Forensic Practice is an initiative of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice committed to mobilizing non-partisan scientists, practitioners, and operational experts to confront the challenges of modern justice practice.