Program Overview

Students during their final mock trial
Students during their final mock trial

This program provides an extensive survey of the criminal justice system and procedure of corporate law.

While exploring criminal justice, the course will track what happens from apprehension and arrest to due process and sentencing. We will also learn about the policies and various participants in modern criminal law.

In corporate law, we will dedicate our time to hands-on areas such as Business Formation, Wills and Estates, Real Estate, and Contracts.

  The Criminal Justice and Corporate Law Program deepened my passions for law… and helped me to see that there are many types of laws that I can study and have a career in.    -Summer College Criminal and Corporate Law student, 2018

Program Objectives

  • Understand the differences between criminal justice and corporate law
  • Participate in a mock courtroom trial in the Syracuse College of Law
  • Learn topics of due process, contractual agreements, and policies

Learn more about Criminal Justice and Corporate Law:

Program Dates & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios

Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

Session III: July 27 – August 9, 2019
Duration: 2-weeks


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Residential: $3,360*
  • Commuter: $2,566*

*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

Program Requirements

Student Expectations

This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students will be in class from 9:00am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday through the duration of the two-week session.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!

Field Trips

A field trip to the county courthouse each week is a highlight of the summer program.

End Event

The final end event will be a mock trial prepared by the students. Parents are encouraged to attend. More details coming soon.

Final Academic Obligation

Students are permitted to leave on Friday, August 9, 2019 after 4:30pm upon the completion of the final class. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.

Faculty Bio

Daniel Cantone, Esq.

Professor Daniel G. Cantone, Esq. is a practicing attorney who specializes in Collaborative Family Law and Mediation. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and the College of Law. Prof. Cantone has been on the Legal Studies faculty at University College for 28 years and teaches law-related courses for high school, college, and graduate students. As the owner of Cantone Law Firm, P.C., attorney Cantone has experience in all facets of civil and criminal law in the state and federal courts in the Syracuse area. He is also the Immediate Past President of CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc., and owns and operates Mediate West, a dispute resolution office that encourages voluntary settlement as an alternative to adversarial conflict in the courts.