Criminal Law

From Albert J. Harno to Charles Bowman to Wayne LaFave, the University of Illinois College of Law has long enjoyed a strong presence in the field of criminal law and procedure. The College’s curriculum in criminal law and criminal procedure begins with the required first-year course, Criminal Law, where students study the development of the substantive criminal law and problems related to its application in modern society. Advanced criminal law courses are geared to students who wish to pursue careers that handle criminal cases or are interested in public policy issues surrounding the criminal process.

Course Offerings

Advanced Trial Advocacy: Civil Trial
Advanced Trial Advocacy: Criminal Trial
Counter Terrorism Law and Policy
Comparative Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Criminal Practice: Ethics
Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
Criminal Procedure: Investigations
Cyber Security and the Legal System (Chicago Program)
Digital Forensics I and II
Trial Advocacy/Fundamentals of Trial Practice
Trial Team

Clinics, Professional Training, and Extracurriculars

State Appellate Defender
Legal Externships
Federal Civil Rights Clinic

Affiliated Faculty

Kenworthey Bilz (Criminal Law, Evidence, Juries)
Margareth Etienne (Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Sentencing)
Heidi Hurd (Criminal Law)
Eric Johnson (Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence)
Patrick Keenan (International Criminal Law)
Andrew Leipold (Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Juries)
Michael Moore (Criminal Law)
Jacqueline Ross (Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence)
Suja Thomas (Juries)