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Information For Students

We have many opportunities for students in our major to participate in a variety of specific activities that will allow you to build your resume, develop career opportunities, and have fun. Check back here frequently for updates on graduate school opportunities, department gatherings, scholarship offerings, and many other unique chances to get to know others in your major.


Wilmington College students have an exciting opportunity to participate in  Mock Trials.   The goal of college mock trial is not winning. It is to facilitate the growth of the individual student as a person able to work with and support others, as a knowledgeable citizen acquainted with the legal system, and as a community leader working for the betterment of humanity. These goals are met when the student participates at any level of the program. Thus, the motto is that all are winners in mock trial. Photographs show Wilmington College students who participated in the 2007 Mock Trial.


The undergraduate mock trial program originated with Richard M. Calkins in 1985 while he was the dean of Drake University Law School. The idea was to give undergraduate students an opportunity to learn first hand about the work of trial attorneys, understand the judicial system, develop critical thinking and enhance communication skills. At the first tournament, held in Des Moines, Iowa, twelve teams from eight colleges and universities competed.

For more information on Wilmington College Mock Trial contact Professor Paul Moke.



Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated undergraduates of modest means earn acceptance to the nations' leading law shcools.  This program is a unique collaboration of New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School and the Advantage Testing Foundation.  Selected students participate in a rigorous five-week course to improve their chances for admission to the nation's top law schools.

Learn more and apply online at

Law School Admission Information Book

Wilmington College Career Services
has the Law School Admission Information Book.
The LSAT dates are provided as well as other information to prepare you for
  the test.

  Go to for info

  -Register for the LSAT
  -Use LSAC's Credential Assembly Service
  -Search for and apply to law schools online
  -Register for Law School Forums
  -Order LSAT prep materials

Law Enforcement Career Resource

New Law Enforcement Career Resource Website,
This website contains:
·         Law Enforcement Job Openings
·         Recruiting Events
·         Internship Programs
·         How to Plan Law Enforcement Job Searches
·         Law Enforcement Associations
·         Comprehensive List of Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
All of the information is provided at no charge. 


An internship is an intensive, responsible work experience related to your previous academic studies and your career or general goals. It is also an opportunity to gain practical experience in your major field of study and apply knowledge gained in the classroom. It will also give you a chance to find if a particular field is right for you. It is also a way to earn credits outside of the classroom. Lastly, it is an excellent resume builder and provides an opportunity to make useful contacts in your professional field.

Listed below are internship possibilities for Criminal Justice/Pre-Law majors at Wilmignton College. To learn more about internships check with Career Services and your faculty advisor.

Internship Opportunities

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) - Tania Chakraborty, 1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Wilmington College has a relationship with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) in Washington, DC. Through our affiliation, students can secure substantive internships at any of the thousands of organizations, governmental, for-profit, nonprofit, and international with which The Washington Center maintains ties. We provide credit, and The Washington Center provides placement, supervision, an academic course and housing. The experience is open to all majors, and there are many scholarship awards available to help offset the tuition and the cost of living in the nation’s capital. Jessica Cox, a senior Criminal Justice Major in spring 2008 enrolled and was interned at the Violent Crimes and Terrorism Division of Interpol.

For more information you can contact Barbara Kaplan at Ext. 299 in Career Services or for information about the Washington Center you can reference or contact Tania Chakraborty, Tina is the Program Coordinator, Institutional Relations, and serves as the Wilmington College contact.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
Tania Chakraborty
Main Telephone: 202-238-7924
Direct Telephone: 202-238-7927
Toll Free: 1-800-486-8921
Fax: 202-238-7700

CITY OF WILMINGTON PROSECUTORS OFFICE – Lynn Turner, Chief Prosecutor, 69 North South St., Wilmington, OH 45177  937-383-2067

     Intern will meet with crime victims, accompanying in court as advocate, generate notification letters, blank victim impact statements, and Final Surveys for benefit of victims, organize and file paperwork and gather information from law enforcement to benefit crime victims.  Unpaid(Spring 2007)

CLINTON CO. JUVENILE COURT – Deanne Whalen, Chief P.O.,46 South South St. Wilmington, OH 45177, 937-382-1544

     Intern will observe formal and informal court proceedings; shadow probation officers/surveillance officer; assist with daily functions of Probation Department including answering phone and filing; observe drug testing and DNA collection; visit various detention and rehabilitation centers; assist court bailiff, observe administrative assistant and juvenile clerks in the performance of their duties. Unpaid (Fall 2007)

CLINTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE – Major Brett Prickett, 1645 Davids Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177 937-382-1611

     Intern will ride with deputies, observe the different types of calls, how calls are handled, the court process and how the prosecutor’s office works. Unpaid (Summer 2008)

CLINTON CO. YOUTH COUNCIL – Vickie Patton, Director, 302 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH, 45177, 937-382-2828

     Intern will learn to deal effectively with youth, help organize activities for youth, help supervise and monitor behaviors, help students access resources, make certain all students are safe, help keep the Center clean, help develop displays, assist Director Patton as needed and help with homework or research. (Spring 2007)

INTERPOL-USNCB – Rodney Reavis, Supervisor, INTERPOL Analysist, 13001 New York Ave. NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC., 20530  202-616-8313

     Intern will be responsible for receiving and reviewing numerous case situations which require detailed attention to the case records and information provided and obtained through INTERPOL data bases.  Intern will also work on investigative matters in conjunction with United States representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, Alcohol/Tobacco/Firearms, Food and Drug Administration and Homeland Security.  The intern will be responsible for learning database systems and criminal work. By practicing proactive case management, the intern will analyze investigative case file histories and United States indices to ensure that notice lookouts are in place and case status is current.  The intern will be responsible for working in a computer retrieval system that allows the recall of case information.  The intern’s ability to implement this system will allow the capability to associate suspects, groups, and contact information to specific individuals and locations.  Unpaid (Spring 2008)

R.L. EMMONS AND ASSOCIATES, INC. – Tony Curtner, Investigator, 842-A East Franklin Street, Dayton, OH 45459, 937-438-0500.                                                                          

     Intern will shadow lead & associate investigators in criminal and civil cases.  Intern will learn technological skills and detection techniques including surveillance, fingerprinting and background checks.  Unpaid. (Summer 2007) 

Master Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at DeSales

The MACJ-Online program now offers students the opportunity to earn their
Master's degree in as little as 15 months, with a focus on either Forensics or
Computer Forensics. Students interested in forensics and forensic
investigation will gain skills in topics such as:
-Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
-Forensics Toxicology
-Medicolegal Investigation and Identification
For more details contact Patrick McGrain, Director of Master of Arts in
Criminal Justice at 610-282-1100 ext. 1584.