J.D. Certificate Program in Criminal Litigation

Chicago-Kent's Program in Criminal Litigation is designed to give students a comprehensive and balanced professional education to prepare them adequately for the practice of criminal law. The program will help students who earn the certificate to compete successfully for one of the limited number of defender or prosecutor jobs that are available in the Chicago area. In addition, the certificate program represents an opportunity to synthesize the goals of Chicago-Kent's academic program in criminal law with those of Trial Advocacy and the Law Offices.

Alumni of the Program in Criminal Litigation currently work in a variety of litigation positions ranging from the states' attorneys' and public defenders' offices of Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will counties to the Federal Defender to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Applications for this certificate program are due on Monday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m.  Applications can be taken to Suite 600 or emailed to Tracy Kish, tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Application

Curriculum and Requirements