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Criminal Practice Concentration

Criminal law is a dynamic field that can offer a fulfilling career to those passionate about social and criminal justice issues. At Oregon Law, students can pursue a concentration in Criminal Practice to complement their legal education. The program’s curriculum gives students hands-on opportunities in criminal law and procedure that enable them to enter the workforce practice-ready and able to add immediate value.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses:

  • Criminal Adjudication
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Evidence
  • Trial Practice

A successful candidate must also satisfactorily complete two of the following courses:

  • Children and the Law
  • Criminal Responsibility Seminar
  • Cybercrime
  • Defense Clinic
  • Federal Judicial Settlements
  • Forensic Science in Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Prosecution Clinic
  • Selected Issues in Criminal Procedure
  • White Collar Crime

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must also complete an academic research paper of high professional quality concerning criminal justice issues. The student must receive advance approval of his or her topic from a Criminal Practice faculty member.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.

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