CRIMINAL LAW OLLEGE OF LAW Criminal Law Program DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens serving the public and the legal profession in ways that enhance the DEPAUL 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.law.depaul.edu/criminal authentic criminal cases. Office of Law Admission 312.362.6831 • 800.428.7453 email@example.com • www.law.depaul.edu/admission 25 East Jackson Boulevard Chicago, Illinois 60604 COLLEGE OF LAW CRIMINAL LAW PROGRAM 199469 COLLEGE OF LAW Criminal Law Program Centers and Institutes Faculty 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 www.law.depaul.edu/faculty • 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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