Criminal Law, Justice & Policy Program 

What happens in our criminal legal system impacts communities far beyond what happens to individual criminal cases and with individual defendants. There are continuing national and statewide efforts to reform our criminal legal system and to reduce incarceration rates. Texas A&M has a rich 和 varied curriculum to prepare students to practice in this vibrant legal field. A consistently high percentage of the Law School’s graduates, nearly 25%, work in our criminal legal system as either prosecutors or defense attorneys.

Through the Criminal Law, Justice & Policy Program students have an opportunity to learn about criminal law, to critically analyze criminal policy, and to develop ​ legal skills through a large variety of courses, including hands-on work with our 刑事辩护诊所, 无罪项目, 和 Externships. You can earn a Criminal Law, Justice & Policy 浓度.




  • 刑法社会

    The Texas A&M University School of Law 刑法社会 promotes dialogue and activities regarding criminal justice practice, scholarship, 和 policymaking.

    Ashley Phillips阿什利米。菲利普斯
    J.D. '20
    主席, Texas A&M School of Law 刑法社会



    J.D. '20
    副总统, Texas A&M School of Law 刑法社会 


    Erin is a 3L pursuing criminal law, specifically criminal defense. She has focused her law school career on criminal law, working in many different facets of the criminal justice system. Her 1L year, she started at the Dallas County Public Defender's Office and eventually moved to the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney's Office in the beginning of her 2L year, working specifically in the Family Violence Division. From there, she has been solely working in private criminal defense. Last year, she obtained her Third Year Bar Card, and to date, has received three dismissals based on constitutional violations. She also currently works as the 刑法社会's 副总统 和 aims to introduce more criminal defense opportunities to the law students of Texas A&M. She plans to practice in Atlanta, GA after law school.

    M和a Maier莫斯利发送麦尔
    J.D. '20
    出纳员, Texas A&M School of Law 刑法社会