Criminal Law

A focus on criminal law can open an array of potential career choices. Possible career options include state or federal trial practice as a prosecutor or defense attorney, as well as post-conviction practice, which includes direct appeals and habeas. Additional career opportunities include working in crossover fields such as corporate compliance and corporate counsel, state and federal judicial and court staff careers, and employment with government agencies.

Subject Overview

An overview of the practice area that will guide your understanding of the courses listed in the pathway.


A progression of courses that are relevant or potentially relevant to practice in a given legal field.


A list of faculty members who teach the courses sequenced in the pathway.


A compilation of STCL-sponsored resources and external resources.