Legal Track

The increases in fraud exposures, fraud investigations and prosecution of white collar crimes have created a demand for forensic legal professionals. The Legal Track will provide students with the necessary skills in the areas of fraud investigation, fraud prosecution and defense, and litigation support. Through courses emphasizing legal research and writing, interviewing and investigating skills, criminal evidence and procedure, and courtroom presentation skills, graduates will become valuable members of the forensic team. Graduates will find careers in the investigative, prosecutorial and criminal defense arenas working with attorneys.

Upon completion of the program, a graduate in the Legal Track will be able to

  • Understand investigative techniques for fraud detection.
  • Analyze legal elements of white collar crimes.
  • Understand how to approach and analyze legal research and writing projects.
  • Analyze and synthesize rules, statutes and case law and apply them to a hypothetical factual situation.
  • Confidently use a law library, performing legal research and utilizing computerized legal research.
  • Synthesize legal research and writing, computer, and investigative skills.
  • Understand how criminals think and how their actions are affected by their way of thinking.

Core Courses:

FSCOR 601

Criminal Justice

FSCOR 604

Evidence

FSCOR 606

Internet Research & Writing

FSCOR 607

Forensics Review Journal

FSCOR 664

Litigation Practice and Procedure

FSCOR 702

Mock Trial Capstone

Required Courses:

FSLAW 602

Criminology

FSAAC 620

Forensic Information Technology

or

 

FSIS 640

Technology Law and Enforcement Activities

FSLAW 662

Fraud Investigation and Analysis

FSLAW 667

Legal Research & Writing

FSLAW 668

White Collar Crime

FSXXX Elective