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. Recent 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.
Lewis & Clark students can choose from a broad range of courses in the area of criminal law, including unique offerings like terrorism and national security law, complex federal crimes, environmental enforcement, wrongful convictions, and crime victim advocacy. Lewis & Clark students have the opportunity to pursue a specialized certificate in Criminal Law by focusing their upper-division courses in this area.