Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Practical Lawyering Skills

276: Criminal Law Practicum

Credit Hours



Experiential Learning

This course will focus and address substantive criminal law issues and skill development tailored to the practice of criminal law in Illinois.  This course has a classroom seminar and field site placement component. 

Students have the option to work in one of a variety of approved local field placements where their work will be supervised by practicing attorneys.  A list of all approved field placements may be found at http://www.luc.edu/law/academics/experientiallearning/

Students who elect not to work at an approved field placement site may elect as an alternative to conduct research on an approved criminal law policy matter and present their findings through an oral presentation to the class as more fully described in the Criminal Law Practicum Syllabus and Schedule.  

Students must do the field placement for three credits in order to satisfy the live client experience graduation credit.

This is a graded course. Students will be able to earn 2 or 3 credit hours for their work both in the field and in the classroom. 

Attendance in the seminar course is mandatory and assignments are outlined in detail in the Syllabus and Schedule.  There is no final exam.