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Pepperdine | Caruso School of Law

Criminal Law Program

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Criminal lawyers represent the state or individuals in a wide range of criminal matters ranging from simple misdemeanor traffic violations to first degree murder. Criminal lawyers work at the trial or appellate level, and must have a good grasp of courtroom procedures and the Rules of Criminal Procedure. Lawyers workings as prosecutors and public defenders work for a governmental agency at the federal, state, or local level.

Pepperdine Professors with Criminal Law Expertise

Harry Caldwell, Carol Chase, Ann Ching, Robert Cochran, Gregory McNeal

Criminal Law Courses

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Trial Practice
  • Criminal Pretrial Preparation and Settlement
  • Advanced Trial Practice
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Juvenile Law
  • Sentencing and Corrections
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Police Practices
  • International Criminal Law
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Interviewing, Counseling and Planning