Criminal Practice Special Distinction

Criminal Practice Special Distinction Required Courses

Advanced Criminal Procedure (3hrs)

Criminal Practice and Procedure (3hrs)

Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227

Post-Conviction Procedure: Sentencing (2hrs)

Prosecutorial Externship

Criminal Law Workshop (1)

Criminal Practice Capstone (1)


Take at least 10 hours from this list:

Advocacy Team (2) (criminal law problem)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (2hrs)

Civil Rights Action (3hrs)

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse (2hrs)

Immigration Law (3hrs)

Juvenile Justice (2hrs)

Municipal Government (2hrs)

Post-Conviction Procedure: Criminal Appeals (2hrs)

Trial Advocacy: Beginning Advocacy Skills (2hrs)

White Collar Crime (3hrs)

A GPA of 3.3 in all track courses * (including additional hours as required above) will be required for a student to receive the Special Distinction designation.
*If a student has taken more than the minimum number of hours of track courses and a grade in a course that is not required for receipt of the Special Distinction would result in the GPA being below the requirement, that grade need not be included in the GPA calculation.  If a grade in a track course that is required for receipt of the Special Distinction causes the GPA to be below the requirement, grades in track courses beyond the number of hours required for the Special Distinction may be included in order to raise the GPA in the track courses. 


A student who meets the above requirements for a Special Distinction shall receive that designation only if the faculty determines that the student has made meaningful contributions to the Law School program and that the student is worthy of such distinction in accordance with the traditions, expectations and mission of Baylor Law.


Contact Professor Brian Serr for additional information.