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, 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. Students concentrating in other areas of the law also frequently choose to take a couple of criminal law courses to enhance their law school education.