Criminal Practice Special Distinction

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 Boot Camp (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.