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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Criminal Law

Suggested Courses*

Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial
Criminal Procedure: Post Investigations
International Criminal Law
Pre-Trial Advocacy
Senior Writing Seminar: Advanced Criminal Procedure Topics
Senior Writing Seminar: International White Collar Crime
Trial Advocacy
White Collar Crime

*for course descriptions, click here


Christopher Behan, Associate Professor of Law

Lucian Dervan, Assistant Professor of Law

Jeffrey Feltman, Adjunct Professor of Law

William A. Schroeder, Professor of Law


Special Programs

Clinic Programs

The SIU School of Law offers students a wide range of opportunities to help actual clients with real problems under the supervision of either a clinical faculty member or, in the case of externships, an attorney from the community. Students in the Public Interest Externship Clinic work in city, state, federal, or non-profit law offices, or as law clerks for state or federal judges. Students also have been able to work with both local and state or federal prosecutors and public defenders. Students can complete their externships during the fall, spring, or summer of their second or third years of study. In addition to receiving valuable work experience, students can receive up to six hours of academic credit.

Criminal Trial Practice Semester In Practice Program

Students work with a variety of public sites involved with criminal prosecution or defense, such as the Missouri Public Defender's Office at sites in southeast Missouri and the Cook County (Illinois) State's Attorney Office in Chicago. Participating students can earn as many as 9 credit hours for the externship, as well as additional credits earned through classroom or distance education courses. For more information, click here.