Criminal Practice

This track in criminal practice provides students who plan to enter criminal practice with a broad background in key areas as well as subjects relevant to more specialized practice.  This track applies equally to those interested in criminal defense and criminal prosecution.  Please note that elective course offerings vary from year-to-year and not all listed courses will be offered every semester.  Course offerings for each semester or session will be included in the registration material for that semester or session. For course descriptions, please check the Academic Catalog.  An asterisk denotes a required course.

Core Courses

  • Criminal Law*
  • Criminal Procedure*
  • Evidence*
  • Constitutional Law I and II*

Other Key Electives

  • White Collar Crime
  • Psychiatry and the Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Evidence

Skills Courses

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Externship in either Public Defenders’ Office or Solicitor’s Office
  • Interviewing, Negotiating and Counseling
  • SC Criminal Practice

Related and Advanced Courses

  • International Criminal Law
  • National Security and Military Law
  • Military Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Federal Courts
  • Immigration Law