Criminal Justice and Policy

Understand the nuances and challenges of Criminal Justice

Maryland Carey Law has rich curricular offerings in criminal law, taught by our nationally recognized experts, who regularly comment in the media and publish cutting-edge articles about criminal legal issues. Faculty expertise ranges from theories on policing in the community to race and criminal law reform, mental health, and international criminal law. Initiatives also include alternatives to the traditional criminal system, including restorative justice programs. The highlight of our criminal law offering is the intensive experience of working with real clients in our renowned Clinical Law Program.

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Explore the Criminal Justice and Policy Curriculum

With our extensive criminal law course offerings, you will have the opportunity to explore this area of the law from many perspectives.

  • Advanced Evidence
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • International Criminal Law Seminar
  • Mental Disability and Criminal Law Seminar
  • National Security, Electronic Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
  • Negotiation
  • Policing, Communities and Law Seminar
  • Race and Criminal Justice
  • Restorative Justice
  • Role of State and Federal Defense and Prosecution
  • Sentencing Reform Seminar
  • Trial Practice
  • Writing in Law Practice: Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Writing in Law Practice: Pretrial Litigation
  • Criminal Law Prosecutorial Externship Workshop
  • Internship/Externship with Trial/Appellate Judge
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Advanced Trial Skills Program
  • Criminal Law Association
  • International Moot Court
  • Moot Court Competition Team
  • Myerowitz Competition
  • National Trial Team
  • Thurgood Marshall Trial Team

Criminal Law Association

The Criminal Law Association (CLA) provides a network for all students interested in criminal law to learn more about both the prosecution and defense of a criminal case. The CLA encourages debates on current issues in the field of criminal law and criminal justice.

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Clinics at Maryland Carey Law

Many of the clinics in our renowned Clinical Law Program involve criminal law cases where you will get real-world legal experience in this area of practice.

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Learn more about our criminal law offerings:


Associate Professor Maneka Sinha

“I am super-excited to be building a community of student lawyers who will go into Baltimore courts and attack the injustices of our criminal legal system head-on.”

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Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Appeals Division), Office of the Maryland Attorney General

Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Prosecutor, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

Judge, Appellate Court of Maryland

Judicial Law Clerk, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Associate Attorney, The Cole Law Firm LLC

Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender Maryland

Criminal Defense Attorney, US Air Force JAG Corps

Associate, Semmes Bowen & Semmes

Partner, Blackford & Flohr

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