MASTER’S DEGREE IN CRIMINAL LAW

The Master’s Degree in criminal law prepares students to be quality and distinguished criminal lawyers so that, upon graduation, they can implement the theoretical knowledge acquired during the program to face the challenges of the new Accusatory and Oral Criminal Procedure System model.

Who should pursue this degree?

Professionals in Criminal Law who seek to better understand the reforms to the applicable legal framework and their effects on the Accusatory and Oral Criminal Procedure System so they can better adapt and incorporate those procedures. Criminal lawyers with academic degrees put into practice the knowledge acquired through the Master’s program before ministerial and judicial authorities and use their analytical abilities to enrich the institutions that make up the prosecution and justice system in our country or in the free exercise of the profession.

Students who graduate with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law will have the theoretical and practical knowledge to show their aptitude, preparation, capacity, training and competence to deftly develop solid Case Theory according to the best interests of the different procedural agents by imputing or defending, interrogating and arguing. All of this is based on the available background of each case, the ability to adapt the facts in the context of criminal law by identifying the existence of crimes and the likelihood (or not) that the accused participated in those crimes, as well as verbally presenting the case in an appropriate manner throughout each of the stages of the criminal procedure and, when appropriate, successfully intervening as an authority or through one’s private practice in various Oral Hearings held through the National Code of Criminal Procedures. The aim is to make the judge aware of the veracity and legality of the arguments to obtain a favorable judgment and eventually use the legal remedies available to receive a favorable judgment from the higher courts or opt for an alternative solution. All of this is achieved by working within the framework of the principles and rights enshrined in the Political Constitution of the United States of Mexico and in the International Treaties to which the Mexican State is a party.

Duration: 6 quarters (1 year, 6 months)

  • There are 6 quarterly Blocks.
  • Students will choose three subjects taught by an expert.
  • There are three to four hours of face-to-face classes per week, depending on the complexity of the topics presented per session.
  • The educational model consists of ten weeks of classes. The final evaluation takes place during the eleventh week
  • The final evaluation is based on participation in classes, forums, papers and examinations.
  • Students have virtual access to the online library and academic papers, and receive advice through our forum system and support for study programs.

CURRICULUM (EXECUTIVE PROGRAM)

1st Quarter
Principles and Rights
in Criminal Procedure Block

• Fundamental Rights of Criminal Justice
• Criminal Accusatory System Principles and Generalities
• Rhetoric and Clinical Orality (Interrogation and Cross-Examination)

2nd Quarter
Procedural Acts Block
• Formalities, Subjects and Precautionary Provisions
• Restorative Justice and Alternative Justice
• Alternative Mechanisms and Forensic Practices for Dispute Resolution

3rd Quarter
Case Theory Block
• Criminal Elements and Likely Participation
• Evidence in the Accusatory Criminal System
• Forensic Practices for the Integration of Case Theory

4th Quarter
Initial Investigation Block
• Investigation Stage (Complaint or Report)
• Research Techniques (Chain of Custody)
• Forensic Practices to Investigate Crime

5th Quarter
Block outlining the Procedural Steps to take before Presenting to the Arraignment Judge
• Accusation and Correlation Processes
• Intermediate Stage and Complementary Research
• Forensic Procedures for Special Penalties and Practices

6th Quarter

Criminal Trial Seminar
• Oral Trial Stage
• Contestation and Criminal Protections
• Forensic and Interactive Practices for Litigation Techniques


CHECK THE REGISTRATION DATES ON THE CALENDAR BELOW SO YOU CAN PREPARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN A TIMELY MANNER.

YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE BY SCANNING AND EMAILING THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND MAKING THE PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL, OXXO, WIRE TRANSFER, AND BANK TRANSFER OR AT ANY OF OUR CAMPUSES. AN INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THE EXECUTIVE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

MEXICAN STUDENTS

  • Transcripts, CV and an application essay
  • Interview with the Directorate
  • Copies of degrees and professional certificates
  • Birth certificate
  • Identification card
  • Original copy of the degree certificate

FOREIGN STUDENTS

The Institution will admit students from abroad, provided that they comply with the following:
  • Submit a validation of studies certificate or transcripts for studies completed abroad issued by the Ministry of Public Education, or relevant authority.
  • Provide a birth certificate and certificate/transcripts proving the completion of studies. Both must be duly notarized or certified in the country of origin.
  • Proof of authorization to travel for studies in the Mexican Republic (FM2 Visa). *The Institution reserves the right to grant or deny admission into any of the study programs it provides.

Due to the economic problems faced by the country, Humanitas in association with Force H A.C. has created an investment fund to fulfill its mission. Funding is granted based on course load and Force H absorbs the additional costs associated with a chosen academic level.
What are the requirements?

  • Follow the rules.
  • Adhere to Humanitas’ values (write a pledge to uphold these values).
  • Approved psychological evaluation.

We currently have two requirements for graduation.

Case Seminar:

  • Maintain a minimum average of 8 in the case seminar.

 

Tesis:

  • Fulfill the Thesis requirements (you can find the requirements on our website or you can consult an Academic Advisor)

 

Documentación:

  • Birth certificate
  • Master’s Degree Certificate.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate.
  • 8 black and white passport-sized matte photographs taken against a white background.
  • Pay all application fees.
  • Pay all tuition and submit all required documents.

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