Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings have always set Loyola apart in lawyering skills training. More recently, the Criminal Justice Specialization was created to ensure that students interested in criminal law receive a comprehensive and unique academic experience.
Students who complete the specialization will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a criminal prosecution or defense setting. An important component of the Specialization is the intensive integrated experience wherein all students will participate in a practicum or clinic allowing them to see the application of the learned skills to real life disputes.
The Criminal Justice Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 18 units of coursework. This includes 12 units of required courses and 6 units of electives.