Criminal Justice Program

Certificate of Concentration in Criminal Justice

Prepare for a career in criminal law as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, or public defender with a Certificate of Concentration in Criminal Justice. This concentration offers a comprehensive curriculum and summer externships. You also have the opportunity to participate in clinical programs and the Criminal Law Society. Moreover, you will benefit from Liberty Law’s nationally recognized faculty and the experience they bring to this area of law.

To earn the Certificate of Concentration in Criminal Justice, a student must complete the following courses with a grade of B- or higher:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure

In addition, two of the following elective criminal justice courses must be completed:

  • Child Abuse and the Law
  • Criminal Law Externship (can only be used once)
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Prosecution Clinic (can only be used once)
  • Virginia Criminal Procedure

See Course Descriptions.

More on the Criminal Justice Certificate of Concentration

“Our approach to criminal law courses uniquely integrates the law with a Gospel-centered perspective, which equips our students to make a difference inside and outside of the courtroom.”
— Professor Basyle Tchividjian

"The criminal justice professors are world class and have truly been a blessing. They are not only passionate about the topics that they teach but also about their students.”
— Jonathan Wallis, student