Criminal Law Association

The Criminal Law Association (CLA) is dedicated to furthering the knowledge and skill of DU law students through providing hands-on experience as well as hosting programs presenting qualified speakers in the field of criminal law. CLA is best known for hosting the annual Hogan & Hartson Cup 1L mock trial competition each Spring. Our goal is to give law students the opportunity to practice and refine their trial skills through analyzing criminal issues, applying concepts, and jumping into the arena of criminal litigation through realistic mock trial competitions. We also sponsor Criminal Law Week in the Fall which gives students an opportunity to attend presentations on various criminal law issues. The judges and attorneys who present during Criminal Law Week provide students with information on the hot topics and current issues in the field while also giving students invaluable insight into life as a criminal litigator or judge. Our board is comprised of current students who have shown strong interest and excellence in the area of Criminal Law and are here to help, so feel free to use the contact information listed here »