ยป LL. M. in Prosecutorial Science

The Chapman University Fowler School of Law, in conjunction with the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA), is one of the only schools in the country to offer an advanced LL.M degree in criminal law specifically for active criminal prosecutors with five or more years of experience with comprehensive training in

  • criminal procedure
  • evidence
  • the handling of homicide cases
  • investigative techniques
  • essentials of trial practice

The majority of the curriculum applies to all states, special electives provide state-specific legal training.

Other than the two required 10-day summertime sessions, students may complete the balance of the required courses from their home or office via live two-way webcam instruction. The Distance Learning Component will allow students to gain access to this unique LL.M. opportunity, while remaining close to family and work. Participants will interact in live two-way classroom discussions by the same instructors as those teaching the on campus program. These courses will also be archived for those who are unable to attend certain sessions. With a curriculum that will benefit all prosecutors, regardless of jurisdiction, the Distance Learning Component creates a convenient option for out-of-state counsel. For interactive video conferencing, you need:

  • A PC with Intel Pentium IV 1.8 GHz or higherLive Classroom
  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later
  • Microsoft Direct X 9.0b or later
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or later
  • A USB webcam (with a microphone and speaker—headset preferred)
  • Broadband IP connection (LAN, DSL or Cable - minimum 128kbps upstream for internet connection)

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Mission


The mission of the LL.M. program is to create a high-caliber educational opportunity for prosecutorial leaders in California and the nation. The program is offered to prosecutors from District Attorney Offices, City Attorney Offices, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Department of Justice as well as a variety of national offices. The program consists primarily of evening, weekend and summer classes supplemented by live distance-learning classes.

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