The Law School has compiled the following list of upper-level courses currently or recently offered to guide students interested in criminal justice. Related clinics and/or externships are marked with an asterisk and grouped separately at the end of the list. The Law School offers the listed courses regularly, but some are not available every year. For guidance about which courses might best fit your particular needs, please consult the faculty members listed below.

  • Advanced Trial Practice & Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Clinic*
  • Corporate & White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation
  • Evidence
  • International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship*
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Money Laundering, Corruption & Terrorism
  • Post-Conviction Relief Clinical Practicum*
  • Pretrial Practice: Criminal
  • Prosecution Law Clinic*
  • Public Law Theory Seminar
  • Theories of Punishment Seminar
  • War Crimes

The Law School offers the following clinics and externships related to criminal justice: the Criminal Justice Clinic, the Prosecution Clinic, the Post-Conviction Relief Clinical Practicum, and the International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship.

Certificate Programs

JD students interested in this area of the law may wish to apply for the Public Interest Law Certificate.

Other Opportunities

Students interested in criminal justice may wish to join the Criminal Law Society. In addition, both the National Moot Court Team and the Trial Team often involve criminal law problems. Internationally, the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute regularly recruits research assistants to support the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative.

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of criminal justice.

Faculty and Staff Directory
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Daniel Epps

Treiman Professor of Law

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John Inazu

Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

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Peter A. Joy

Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law; Director, Criminal Justice Clinic

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Russell K. Osgood

Dean, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law; Professor of Law

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Leila Nadya Sadat

James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor

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Ann Davis Shields

Professor of Practice and Director of Pretrial Program

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Karen Tokarz

Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Policy; Professor of African & African-American Studies (courtesy appointment); Director, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Programs; and Director, Civil Rights, Community Development & Mediation Clinic