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Criminal Law Society

The Criminal Law Society (CLS) is dedicated to providing a forum for its members and the Law School at large to explore current discourse, issues, and interests in different areas of criminal law, including careers and opportunities. The Society has been a large and very active part of the Law School for several years, and today has over 75 members. Each year, the Criminal Law Society organizes prison tours, police ride-alongs, and career panels featuring local attorneys and senior law students. CLS also arranges special speaker events on topics including capital punishment, white collar crime, exoneration of the erroneously convicted, and police discretionary power. Each year the Society selects and coaches a team to compete in the Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition in Buffalo, New York.

The Criminal Law Society is led by a five-member general executive board, and is assisted by event coordinators chosen from among the Society, with elections held at the end of each academic year, and any vacant positions filled with elections held at the commencement of the following calendar year. All members of the Law School community are welcome and invited to join. 

To learn more about the Criminal Law Society, please contact us via e-mail.