Criminal Practice Special Distinction Required Courses
Advanced Criminal Procedure (3hrs) 9350
Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227
Texas Criminal Practice and Procedure (3hrs) 9352
Post-Conviction Procedure: Sentencing (2hrs) 9259
Prosecutorial Field Placement (2 hrs) 9253
Criminal Law Bootcamp (1) 9156
Criminal Practice Capstone (1) 9158
Take at least 10 hours from this list:
Advocacy Team (2) (criminal law problem)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (2hrs) 9247
Civil Rights Action (3hrs) 9256
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse (2hrs) 9285
Immigration Law (3hrs) 9373
Juvenile Justice (2hrs) 9254
Municipal Government (2hrs) 9265
Post-Conviction Procedure: Criminal Appeals (2hrs) 9255
Trial Advocacy: Beginning Advocacy Skills (2hrs) 9220
White Collar Crime (3hrs) 9351
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. A student who does not complete the criminal law capstone but completes the Criminal Practice Professional Track and additional requirements for the Special Distinction in Litigation will still be able to obtain the Special Distinction in Litigation.
Contact Professor Brian Serr for additional information.