Course Overview

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 in this summer course will track what happens from apprehension and arrest to adjudication and sentencing. Students will also learn about the background of fundamental policies and the 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.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University noncredit transcript.

Learning 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

“I participated in the Criminal Justice and Corporate Law class, taught by Professor Cantone. I signed up for this course because I wish to pursue a career in law. This course included a mock trial in which we put the concepts we learned to practical use. This course positively impacted my life as I believe it is the launching pad for a career in law, and the starting point for that career will hopefully be a full-time education at SU.”

—Brett L., Summer College Criminal Justice and Corporate Law student, 2020

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: SCN 028

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status – or a 2024 high school graduate. 

Credit: Noncredit

Grading: Pass/Fail


  • Residential: $4,095
  • Commuter: $3,166

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees. Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – On Campus: Experience what college is really like: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in activities and events on campus.

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesClass Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – On Campus 2-Week Session I: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 19, 2024 MTWThF;
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Course Requirements

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students must attend class Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College – On Campus activities to meet and connect with other students! Check out our On Campus Experience page for more information!

Faculty Bios

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.