Criminal Practice Special Distinction
Students who wish to obtain a ‘Criminal Practice Special Distinction,’
- must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3 in all Criminal Law courses,
- complete additional courses from the Criminal Practice Professional Track, and
- complete a Capstone Project. The capstone requires successful completion of Baylor Law’s unique Criminal Law Boot Camp.
Students are also assigned a dual criminal/civil case requiring them to conduct a criminal PC “Big Trial” in addition to the standard civil PC “Big Trial.” Both PC trials will be based upon the same fact situation giving rise to a criminal prosecution in parallel with a civil liability case. Students must navigate the various legal issues that arise with parallel criminal/civil proceedings in consultation with faculty advisors. Students draft and submit various investigative and trial-related documents.