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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CRIMINAL LAW

                Criminal Law Program

                                                                               DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens             serving the public and the legal profession in ways that enhance the
                                                                               students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of     social, economic, cultural and ethical values in the broader community.
                                                                               instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and         The College of Law is part of a university dedicated to Vincentian
                                                                               professional skills training. We are distinguished by our highly       values, which are derived from the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul,
                                                                               successful centers and institutes, which emphasize collaborative       who advocated the acceptance of all people and devoted his life to
                                                                               learning among students and faculty in advancing the law and serving   helping the disadvantaged lead dignified lives. We seek diversity in
                                                                               justice. Located in a vibrant urban environment, the College of Law    students’ special talents, qualities, interests and socioeconomic
                                                                               brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni committed to       backgrounds in creating a culture in which student learning is central.

                                                                                                                                              For additional information, please contact:
                             Students in the Field Placement Program apply                                                                    John F. Decker
                             their knowledge in real-world legal settings on                                                                  Director, Criminal Law Program
                                                                                                                                              312.362.8740 • •

                             authentic criminal cases.
                                                                                                                                              Office of Law Admission
                                                                                                                                              312.362.6831 • 800.428.7453

                                                                                     25 East Jackson Boulevard
                                                                                     Chicago, Illinois 60604

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   COLLEGE OF LAW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CRIMINAL LAW PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COLLEGE OF LAW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Criminal Law Program
                                                                                                                                                     Centers and Institutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                                   The College of Law’s centers and institutes epitomize DePaul’s
Criminal Law Program                                                                                                                               commitment to advanced research and public service. More than
                                                                                                                                                   just “think tanks,” these multipurpose centers contribute directly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Criminal Law Field Placement Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Students in DePaul’s Criminal Law Program have the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           opportunity to undertake practical legal work while earning
                                                                                                                                                   toward solving important legal and social problems while
           The DePaul University College of Law Criminal Law                  affects criminal law and drafting treatises on numerous criminal                                                                             credit towards their Juris Doctor. For nearly 30 years, the
                                                                                                                                                   affording students the opportunity to observe and work on major
           Program provides students with a multifaceted                      law topics. Faculty members work closely with students in their                                                                              College of Law’s Field Placement Program, under the direction
                                                                                                                                                   legal issues of national and international scope. Three of DePaul’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of Professor John F Decker, has enabled upper-level law
           introduction to the theory and practice of criminal law.           academic and professional pursuits, which include research           nine centers and institutes concentrate on national and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           students to apply their knowledge of criminal law in real-
           Courses within the program draw on the real-world                  projects, moot court trials, externship placements, and actual       international criminal law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           world legal settings on authentic cases. Placements have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John F Decker
           experiences of a nationally recognized faculty engaged             client representation in both felony and capital cases. Through                                                                              included the Department of Homeland Security; Bureau of                                   Professor of Law; Director, Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                                   Center for Justice in Capital Cases                                     Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; United States                                  Program; Director, Field Placement Program
           in all aspects of criminal law, including representing             strong mentorship in a supportive environment, the Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                                                          The Center for Justice in Capital Cases          Department of Justice; Federal Defender Program; Office of                                B.A., University of Iowa
           clients in capital cases, exploring the use of forensic            Program promotes values such as intellectual rigor, curiosity, and                          strives to create a higher standard of                                                                                                     J.D., Creighton University                                                     Terrence Kiely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Illinois Attorney General; Illinois Office of the State
science in the courtroom, documenting violations of international             ethical and social responsibility.                                                          practice in the capital arena through                                                                                                      LL.M. and J.S.D., New York University                                          Professor of Law; Director, Center for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Appellate Defender; Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office;
human rights, studying terrorism, researching how emotion                                                                                                                 vigorous advocacy, cutting-edge work in          and Cook County Public Defender’s Office. Regulatory                                                                                                                     Law & Science
                                                                                                                                                                          the legal and social science fields, and a       agency placements that handle quasi-criminal cases such as                                                                                                               B.S., Loyola University of Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                          client-centered philosophy. In conjunction       the Internal Revenue Service and the City of Chicago                                                                                                                     J.D., DePaul University
                                                                                                                                                                          with the Illinois Office of the State            Corporation Counsel also receive College of Law externs.                                                                                                                 LL.M., New York University
                                                                                                                                                                          Appellate Defender, the Center trains            Eligible law students also may be directly involved in trials
                                                                                                                                                                          attorneys appointed to defend individuals        and hearings pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711,
                                                                                                                                                                          charged with a capital crime. As a resource
   Certificate in Criminal Law                                                                                                                     for capital defense attorneys nationwide, the Center organizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           which permits qualified students to handle courtroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Susan Bandes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           responsibilities under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
                                                                                                                                                   and presents seminars featuring nationally recognized                   In addition, students have the opportunity to pursue                                             Distinguished Research Professor of Law
                                                                                                                                                   authorities. The Center also supports the Death Penalty Legal           externships aiding judges and magistrates in drafting legal                                      B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo                             Andrea D. Lyon
 Students who concentrate their studies in criminal law may earn a                                                                                 Clinic, which offers students academic credit as they work on                                                                                                            J.D., University of Michigan                                            Clinical Associate Professor of Law; Director,
                                                                                     Required Courses (9 credit hours)                                                                                                     opinions. College of Law externs not only work closely with
                                                                                                                                                   discreet aspects of actual death penalty cases.                         their field supervisors, but also are offered the additional                                                                                                             Center for Justice in Capital Cases; Supervisor,
 certificate in this demanding field. To earn a Certificate in Criminal
                                                                                     • Advanced Criminal Procedure: Pre-trial                                                                                              support of a mentor, a full-time faculty member with                                                                                                                     Death Penalty Legal Clinic
 Law, a student must complete the 86 semester hours required for the                                                                               Center for Law & Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                         B.A., Rutgers University
                                                                                     • Advanced Criminal Procedure: Trial & Post-trial                                                                                     expertise in the criminal justice field. Through the Field
 Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and must satisfy all J.D. requirements.                                                                                                     The Center for Law & Science is devoted            Placement Program, a substantial number of College of Law                                                                                                                J.D., Antioch School of Law
 Within the elective course work required for the J.D., a student must                                                                                                  to the gathering and distribution of               graduates have gained permanent employment either as
 complete nine (9) hours of required courses and six (6) hours of elective           Plus one of the following:                                                         information in the form of case summaries,         successful criminal law practitioners or members of the
                                                                                                                                                                        bibliographies of legal and scientific articles,   judiciary.
 courses from the listed criminal law courses. All courses are three (3)
                                                                                     • Field Placement with substantial criminal work                                   Web site listings and other materials                                                                                                               M. Cherif Bassiouni
 credit hours unless otherwise noted. Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure                                                                                                  concerned with the interaction of modern
                                                                                       (must be approved by program director)                                                                                                                                                                                               Distinguished Research Professor of Law;
 and Evidence do not count toward the certificate. Certificate courses                                                                                                  science with the courts, as well as with the                                                                                                                                                                                Bruce L. Ottley
                                                                                     • Legal Clinic: Death Penalty                                                                                                         Criminal Appeals Legal Clinic                                                                    President, International Human Rights
 may not be audited, and an applicant must maintain a minimum GPA                                                                                                       legal community. Primary attention is given        The Criminal Appeals Legal Clinic provides students with                                                                                                                 Professor of Law
                                                                                     • Legal Clinic: Criminal Appeals                                                                                                                                                                                                       Law Institute
 of 3.0 in all certificate courses. If a student takes more than the 15                                                                                                 to identifying, collecting and analyzing key       the opportunity to learn appellate practice, assist indigent                                                                                                             B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            J.D., Indiana University
                                                                                                                                                                        scientific literature, important trials, and the   criminal defendants and experience the appellate system in                                                                                                               J.D. and M.A., University of Iowa
 credit hours required for the certificate, all of the criminal law courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LL.M., The John Marshall Law School
                                                                                     Elective Courses (6 credit hours)                             ongoing appellate reviews of criminal and tort cases that have          the real world. Students perfect an appeal by reviewing the                                      S.J.D., George Washington University                                    LL.M., Columbia University
 will factor into the student’s final certificate GPA.                                                                                             science issues as important components. The Center also hosts           record, researching the issues, preparing the brief and
                                                                                     •   Corrections                                               speaker programs and national conferences. Recent programs              presenting the oral argument, when appropriate. They visit                                       Honorary doctorates: University of Torino, Italy;
                                                                                     •   Criminal Drug Policy                                      have examined DNA in the courtroom, post-conviction DNA                 clients in prison and conduct all correspondence with clients                                    University of Pau, France; Niagara University;
                                                                                                                                                   testing, crime scene protection and analysis, entrance and exit         and trial counsel. Victories by DePaul student attorneys have
                                                                                     •   Criminal Tax Procedure                                                                                                                                                                                                             and National University of Ireland, Galway
                                                                                                                                                   wound analysis, blood splatter analysis, researching forensic           included a reversal of a conviction of vehicular invasion, a
                                                                                     •   Death Penalty Legal Clinic: Substantive (1 credit hour)   science, and examining and cross-examining DNA experts.                 reversal of a conviction for possession of a controlled
                                                                                     •   Death Penalty (seminar)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           substance with intent to distribute with sentence reduced to                                     Leonard L. Cavise                                                       Howard M. Rubin
                                                                                     •   DNA in the Courtroom                                      International Human Rights Law Institute                                one year on the remaining count, and a post-conviction                                           Professor of Law; Director, Public Interest Law                         Clinical Associate Professor of Law;
                                                                                     •   Federal Criminal Law                                      Through its efforts in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and        petition granted with a sentence reduction from 70 to 18                                         Program; Director, Chiapas Human Rights                                 Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills,
                                                                                     •   Federal Habeas Corpus Practice & Procedure                                       Sub-Saharan Africa, the International            years. The Cook County Board of Commissioners honored                                            Practicum                                                               Operations and External Affairs; Supervisor,
                                                                                                                                                                          Human Rights Law Institute has achieved          DePaul’s program for helping ease the backlog of cases
                                                                                     •   Feminist Jurisprudence                                                                                                                                                                                                             B.A., Hamilton College                                                  Criminal Appeals Legal Clinic
                                                                                                                                                                          global recognition from human rights             pending in the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender.
                                                                                     •   Feminist Jurisprudence: Domestic Violence                                                                                                                                                                                          J.D., Georgetown University                                             B.S., University of Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                          advocacy groups and officials. Hailed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    J.D., DePaul University
                                                                                     •   Forensic Evidence                                                                United Nations, the Institute has initiated      Death Penalty Legal Clinic
                                                                                     •   International Criminal Law: Procedural (seminar)                                 and contributed to a wide variety of             During the yearlong Death Penalty Legal Clinic, students
                                                                                     •   International Criminal Law: Substantive (seminar)                                international projects, including promoting      study the complexities of this increasingly controversial
                                                                                                                                                                          the establishment of the International           form of punishment. They work on trial and post-conviction
                                                                                     •   Juvenile Justice                                                                 Criminal Court and assisting in the drafting     capital cases and examine the impact of capital punishment
                                                                                     •   Litigation Strategy: Criminal                                                    of the Court’s statute; investigating the        on society. The clinic has an active practice because                                                                                                For additional faculty information, please visit:
                                                                                     •   Mental Health Issues in Criminal Law                      international trafficking of women and children for sexual              professors represent clients in several pending capital cases.
                                                                                                                                                   exploitation; collecting information on humanitarian law                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                     •   Selected Issues in Criminal Procedure (seminar)                                                                                   Second- and third-year law students have the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                   violations for the United Nations in order to prosecute war crimes
                                                                                     •   Sentencing                                                                                                                        locate and interview witnesses, uncover legal records, write
                                                                                                                                                   in the former Yugoslavia; and providing training for human rights       motions and handle other critical components of these cases.
                                                                                                                                                   lawyers throughout Central and South America, as well as in Iraq        Recently, clinic students helped prepare court documents for
                                                                                                                                                   and Afghanistan. Its president, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, is a     a death row inmate’s appeal and clemency hearings that
                                                                                                                                                   world-renowned human rights advocate and a 1999 Nobel Peace             ultimately led to his pardon by former Illinois Governor
                                                                                                                                                   Prize nominee.                                                          George Ryan.

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