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
▪ Trial Practice
A successful candidate must also satisfactorily complete two of the following courses:
▪ Children and the Law
▪ Criminal Responsibility Seminar
▪ Defense Clinic
▪ Federal Judicial Settlements
▪ Forensic Science in Criminal Law
▪ Immigration Law
▪ Criminal Law Justice Externship
▪ Prosecution Clinic
▪ Mental Health and Criminal Law
▪ 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.