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Criminal Law and Justice


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. 

Certificate in Criminal Law

Students who have a specific interest in the study and practice of criminal law have the opportunity to pursue a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law by focusing their upper-division courses in this area. The certificate recognizes successful completion of a set of courses in criminal law and procedure. Students pursuing the certificate much complete the required courses, an elective course, and a practical skills course with an overall satisfactory grade point average. 

Criminal Law Courses

These are the classes that have been taught over the last three years. Note that some classes are not taught every year.

Level 1: Certificate Required Courses

Criminal Procedure I
Criminal Procedure II
Criminal Law I

Level 2: Elective Courses

Advanced Topics: Sentencing
Advanced Topics: Terrorism
Capital Punishment Seminar
Comparative Criminal Law & Procedure
Criminal Law II
Criminal Law & Psych Seminar
Criminal Practice Seminar
Cyber Crime Seminar
Federal White Collar Crime Seminar
Individual Research (on a criminal law or procedure topic)
International Criminal Law Seminar
Juvenile Justice Seminar
Litigating Federal Habeas Corpus Cases Seminar
National Security Law
Sexual Assault Seminar: Victims’ Rights, Remedies and Reality
Terrorism & National Security Seminar
Victims in Criminal Procedure
Wrongful Convictions

Level 3: Advocacy/Practical Skills/Externship Courses

Appellate Advocacy
Crime Victim Litigation Clinic
Criminal Justice Reform Clinic
Externship: Criminal Law
Legal Practicum: Criminal Law
Legal Practicum: Environmental Prosecution
Moot Court (L&C offers several moot court courses)
Trial Advocacy

Criminal Law and Justice

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    Criminal Law Program is located in Lewis & Clark Law School on the Law Campus.


    voice 503-768-6721

    Chair, Criminal Law Committee Aliza Kaplan

    • Criminal Law Program Lewis & Clark Law School10101 S. Terwilliger Boulevard MSC 51 Portland OR 97219