Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.A. 1978 University of California at Berkeley.
J.D. 1981 Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
Professor Beloof began his law career clerking for Justice Thomas H. Tongue of the Oregon Supreme Court. He has been a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney as well as practicing tort law as a plaintiff’s and defense attorney. As director of the Multnomah County Victims’ Assistance Program, he worked on establishing procedures to assist victims of crime, including a domestic violence program and multidisciplinary teams to deal with child abuse. He lectures nationally and internationally on victims law.
Beloof has published the case book Victims in Criminal Procedure, which won a national award for writing in victimology and the law. He has published numerous articles about civil liberties for crime victims, and also, the book Victims’ Rights: A Documentary and Reference Guide. Beloof has received awards from The United States Attorney General, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the National Organization of Victims Assistance. He has testified in front of Congressional judiciary committees and has been cited by the Senate Judiciary Committee as a leading expert on victim law. Beloof is the Secretary of the National Crime Victim Law Institute Board of Directors. He argues important victim issues in appellate courts.