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Best criminal law program?

Best criminal law program?
« on: February 19, 2008, 08:03:18 PM »
Anyone know which school has one of the top criminal law (prosecution/defense) programs?

Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 08:10:49 PM »
Temple's good for trial advocacy, but you'd better like Philly.

Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 08:23:51 PM »
go to the best school you can get into

Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 08:57:10 PM »
Yale  -- Best at everything right? I bet HLS is close, and Stanford in third.

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Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 03:04:54 AM »
Yale  -- Best at everything right? I bet HLS is close, and Stanford in third.

This is false.

These schools are notorious for producing lackluster trial lawyers.  Trials are the bread and butter of crim law.

If you want to do criminal law go to a school in the state youd like to work in which has a good criminal clinic.

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Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 05:01:17 PM »
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Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 06:30:47 PM »
Umm... go to the least expensive law school you can.

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Re: Best criminal law program?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 09:04:02 PM »
I'd say you can't really be sure what you want to do until you take a lot of classes in it. So I'd say go to one of the schools that has the best overall program you may consider (not just crim) and then you'll still have a lot of choices later on  :)