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  • August 2
    This June, the Oregon legislature passed a bill to substantially narrow Oregon’s death penalty, SB 1013. Governor Brown ’85 signed the bill into law on August 1, 2019, in a ceremony attended by Emeritus Dean and Professor of Law Steve Kanter and Director of CJRC, Professor of Law Aliza Kaplan, Legislative Director of ACLU Kimberly McCullough ’13, and Legislative Director of Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Mary Sofia ’10. Each of them has dedicated countless hours to get this bill passed into law. 
  • Oregon Justice Building, home of the state's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Salem
    October 18
    The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic,  (CJRC) celebrated a win in early October when the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dante Farmer, an incarcerated individual, and cited an amicus brief from CJRC in support of his case.
  • Professor Aliza Kaplan
    October 1

    Professor Aliza Kaplan’s research examines the validity and reliability of forensic science in the criminal justice system and suggests that such evidence needs to be augmented using a collaborative approach.

  • May 11
    Students working at the Lewis & Clark Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) assisted  Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) last semester to produce a ‘Know Your Rights’ self-advocacy brochure for people with disabilities who are incarcerated in Oregon prisons.
  • September 21
    The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic filed a friend of the court brief for a case testing non-unanimous juries that was appealed to the US Supreme Court. Three first-year law students worked with law professor Aliza Kaplan to file the brief.

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