News and Events
Professor Receives Awards for Outstanding Criminal Justice WorkThree awards were given to Professor Aliza Kaplan, Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and Professor of Lawyering for her criminal justice work in Oregon.
CJRC and PSU Publish Comprehensive Report on Oregon Parole System
The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and PSU issue a report on Oregon’s parole system, recommending critical reforms.
Law vs. Antisemitism Conference Calls for Papers
The 2nd annual event in March 2023 discusses how the law has been used to both perpetrate and combat antisemitism. The deadline for papers is October 1, 2022.
Oregon Supreme Court ruling is a Win for CJRC
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that private medical entities operating in jails must follow state public accommodations laws.
Students & alum reflect on the Black Oregonian Pardon ProjectThe Criminal Justice Reform Clinic’s project seeks to pardon non-expungeable felonies from community members’ records.
CJRC Student Advocates for Oregon LegislationThe 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 OregonCriminal 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 OregonNatalie 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 HomeLewis & Clark Law School is offering summer courses via distance learning for 2021!
Prof Kaplan, CJRC in NY TimesIn 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 JuvenileGovernor 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 BriefThe 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 BorderCecilia 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.
Past EventsApril 17, 2021
Justice, Race, & Reform: Examining Proposals for Responsive Change
The Lewis & Clark Law Review hosted a symposium on April 17, 2021 featuring scholarship on race and criminal justice reform. A recording of the Zoom event is available for viewing here.March 12, 2020
Multnomah County District Attorney Debate - CANCELLEDTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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