For J.D. students, our first-year curriculum includes courses in criminal procedure and criminal law. Students planning a career in the field can then concentrate on specialized courses covering topics such as federal white-collar crime and international criminal law, as well as seminars in areas such as capital punishment, computer crime and race, gender and criminal law. Our students publish renowned journals including the American Criminal Law Review, the nation’s premier journal of criminal law, and Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, the “must-have” reference guide for criminal law practitioners.

Georgetown Law’s faculty scholars are also at the forefront of contemporary issues in criminal law, such as race and criminal justice, drug policy, crime in the digital age, the prosecutions of corporations, the special challenges of the juvenile justice system and prisons. Our faculty’s research is regularly published in leading scholarly journals, and news organizations often seek out their expert commentary on criminal justice topics.