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Criminal Law

Lewis & Clark Law School has an outstanding program in criminal law, providing a solid foundation for legal practice as either a prosecutor or a defense attorney in both state and federal courts. Lewis & Clark Law School graduates routinely find work as government prosecutors, public defenders, and private defense attorneys in some of the top offices throughout the nation.

Lewis & Clark is also home to the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the nation’s leading center for advocacy on behalf of victims of crime, and partners with the Oregon Justice Resource Center to provide the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and the Oregon Innocence Project (see practical skills).

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