Criminal Law

Washburn Law offers students a comprehensive criminal law curriculum that delves into both theory and practice. Our core curriculum uncovers all aspects of criminal law, including representing clients in capital cases, exploring white collar crimes and researching wrongful convictions.

The Criminal Defense Clinic provides student interns a window into the inner workings of the criminal justice system. Criminal Defense Clinic interns handle a wide variety of cases, providing legal representation for indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses. [NOTE: Criminal Defense Clinic will not be enrolling students or accepting new clients after spring 2019.]

Through the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Washburn Law students have the opportunity to pursue a specialized Certificate in Advocacy by focusing their upper-division courses in this area. Students concentrating in other areas of the law also frequently choose to take a selection of criminal law courses to enhance their law school education.

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