Criminal Law Concentration

Students may earn a Concentration in Criminal Law by completing the requirements below.

Criminal Law Concentration

Faculty Director:
Neil Cogan
Professor of Law
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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 216

Students wishing to complete the Criminal Law Concentration must first file a Declaration of Intent Form with the Registrar’s Office.

To receive a Criminal Law Concentration, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Take ALL of the following required courses:
  2. An additional one (1) unit from the following:
    • An externship in criminal law placement
    • LAW 562 Independent Study on a topic involving criminal law or procedure
  3. One (1) course from the following list of approved electives.*

    Note: Not All courses are offered each year and some are offered during Whittier’s Study Abroad Programs.

*Other courses may be counted toward the elective requirement with the approval of the Concentration Director. For approval, please consult with the Director and complete the Substitution/Waiver form from the Forms Center in the Registrar’s pages.