Criminal Law News

CJRC Student Advocates for Oregon Legislation

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and its students, working on the issue of nonunanimous jury convictions, advocated for a state law to give those convicted by nonunanimous jury in the past the right to petition to have their cases vacated.

Clinic Works to Expunge Oregon Juvenile Records Across Oregon

Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC) partners with Youth, Rights & Justice to expand free assistance to individuals with juvenile criminal records in any county in Oregon.

Professor Michele Okoh Joins Lewis & Clark Law Faculty

Professor Michele Okoh, with experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, will be teaching criminal law in the fall. Her scholarly research examines the intersection of criminal justice, environmental justice and public health.

Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 Selected for Prestigious Fellowship to Provide Juvenile Justice Legal Services in Oregon

Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 received a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship for the next two years to work with CJRC on improving juvenile justice.

Take a Summer Course at Lewis & Clark Law - From your Home

Lewis & Clark Law School is offering summer courses via distance learning for 2021!

Prof Kaplan, CJRC in NY Times

In a story about non-unanimous juries, professor Aliza Kaplan and the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic are mentioned for research on how the law affects Oregonians.

CJRC Wins Clemency for Incarcerated Juvenile

Governor Kate Brown granted clemency to a young woman on the basis of a petition prepared by law students in the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic.

Oregon Supreme Court Cites Clinic Amicus Brief

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 Kaplan Discusses the Reliability of Forensic Science

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.

Lewis & Clark Law Students Recognized for Pro Bono Work at the Border

Cecilia Anguiano ’18 and Favio Perez ’18 were recognized by Dean Jennifer Johnson at the 2018 Student Recognition Lunch for their pro bono immigration work assisting CARA Family Immigration Pro Bono attorneys at two Texas detention centers.

Disability Rights in Oregon Prisons, Focus of CJRC Project

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.

CJRC Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in State v. Sims

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic filed an amicus brief to SCOTUS about the unconstitutionality of non-unanimous juries in the Louisiana case State v. Sims.

Governor Brown Grants Criminal Justice Reform Clinic’s Clemency Petition

Governor Kate Brown granted a clemency petition for Dondrae “Choo” Fair, prepared by Lewis & Clark Law School’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic (CJRC).