Online Program Overview

This program will be administered online for Summer College 2020. Students will NOT report to campus for this program. 

Criminal Justice and Corporate Law provides a broad survey of the law enforcement system and an investigation of practical business and civil law topics in society. While exploring Criminal Justice, high school students will track what happens from apprehension and arrest to adjudication and sentencing. Students will also learn about the background of fundamental policies and roles of the participants in modern criminal law. In Corporate Law, the class will experience hands-on activities involving business formation, contracts, real estate, and wealth planning and succession. Interaction with start-up professionals gives real-life support to college-level readings and practical assignments.

  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 virtual mock courtroom trial applying actual oral advocacy
  • Learn topics of Constitutional rights, due process, criminal procedure, corporate organization, and entrepreneurship

Learn more about Criminal Justice and Corporate Law:

Program Dates, Times & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program & Technology Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios & Office Hours

Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

3-week Session II: July 20 – August 7, 2020
Duration: 3 weeks
Live (Synchronous) Session Times: MTWThF, 1:00om – 2:30pm EST


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Program Capacity

This class is limited to 25 students.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status – or a 2020 high school graduate. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page

Apply Now!

Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Online ONLY: $2,500

*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.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program & Technology Requirements

Technology Requirements

  • Laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and mic
  • Reliable internet access

Required Digital Text

Criminal Justice in America, 5th edition

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 synchronous classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students must attend live synchronous online sessions Monday – Friday from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College virtual activities to meet and connect with other students across the world. Check out our Virtual Events and Activities page for more information!

Virtual End Event

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

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. Professor 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., 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.

Office Hours

Office hours will be held on a regular schedule and by appointment.