News and Events
The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic and PSU issue a report on Oregon’s parole system, recommending critical reforms.
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.
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that private medical entities operating in jails must follow state public accommodations laws.The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic’s project seeks to pardon non-expungeable felonies from community members’ records.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.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, 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.Lewis & Clark Law School is offering summer courses via distance learning for 2021!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.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.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’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.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.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.
Past EventsApril 17, 2021
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, 2020THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.